Welcome to audioecon!   1 comment

This site is a curated library of economics-themed podcasts, primarily from Planet Money, but also from Freakonomics, EconTalk, This American Life and others. The site is designed for economics instructors with searchable categories created with the instructor in mind, as well as  suggestions for podcast-related assignments they might incorporate into course instruction.  Audioecon will also be of interest to anyone who enjoys  learning more about economics. Audioecon and related assignments is featured in the Journal of Economics Education article Podcasts as a Tool for Teaching Economics  Vol.45, Iss.3, 2014.

I hope you find this site useful and interesting, and welcome your feedback!

I wish you smart listening!

Posted June 27, 2012 by audioecon in Utility

Happy Saudi cows eat California alfalfa   Leave a comment

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Link: http://www.marketplace.org/2016/03/28/world/happy-saudi-cows-eating-california-alfalfa

Summary: A Saudi dairy company, Almarai, bought a total of 14,000 acres of land across Arizona and California with the intentions of growing alfalfa, a water intensive crop.  Almarai plans to export the U.S. grown alfalfa back to Saudi Arabia to be used as fodder.

Original Air Date: April 6, 2016

Length: 2 minutes 22 seconds

FTC fights against new strategy for delaying generics   Leave a comment

NORWICH, CT - MARCH 23: Oxycodone pain pills prescribed for a patient with chronic pain lie on display on March 23, 2016 in Norwich, CT. Communities nationwide are struggling with the unprecidented opioid pain pill and heroin addiction epidemic. On March 15, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), announced guidelines for doctors to reduce the amount of opioid painkillers prescribed, in an effort to curb the epidemic. The CDC estimates that most new heroin addicts first became hooked on prescription pain medication before graduating to heroin, which is stronger and cheaper. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Link: http://www.marketplace.org/2016/03/31/health-care/ftc-fights-against-new-strategy-delaying-generics

Summary: The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has brought an important case against ‘pay-for-delay schemes’, seeking to show that non-monetary deals between pharmaceutical companies inhibit the market from functioning properly. More importantly, they seek to demonstrate that these deals are illegal.

Original Air Date: April 1, 2016

Length: 2 minutes 10 seconds

Where Poor Kids Grow Up Makes A Huge Difference

planet moneyLink: http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2015/05/04/403575638/where-poor-kids-grow-up-makes-a-huge-difference

Summary: The Planet Money team investigates the benefits associated with providing housing vouchers to families living in public housing.

Original Air Date: May 4, 2015

Length: 4 minutes 13 seconds

Posted September 7, 2016 by Grocery Hunt in Government, Planet Money, subsidy, Utility

What do young buyers want in an auto, anyway?   Leave a comment

young buyersLink: http://www.marketplace.org/2016/02/17/business/auto-show

Summary: At the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, the Marketplace team looks at the demand of the millennials and the response from the auto industry. Millennials are pragmatic and tech savvy. Toyota cannot sell its Scion brand and changes strategy to accommodate consumers that make up a third of the US auto market.

Original Air Date: February 19, 2016

Length: 4 minutes and 2 seconds

Posted September 1, 2016 by noorul94 in Consumer surplus, Technology, Utility

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Government seeks to improve patient access to records   Leave a comment

patient recordsLink: http://www.marketplace.org/2016/02/09/health-care/goverment-seeks-improve-paitient-access-records

Summary: Is providing access to medical records a regulatory burden or essential to streamlining healthcare? The Marketplace team looks at explicit and implicit costs of requesting medical information for both the patient and the healthcare provider.

Original Air Date: February 9, 2016

Length: 4 mins 8 seconds

Posted August 28, 2016 by noorul94 in Health economics, Incentives, Technology, Utility

For our future, someone has to think about dirt   Leave a comment

dirtLink: http://www.marketplace.org/2016/03/28/world/our-future-someone-has-think-about-dirt

Summary: Nitrate pollution and soil erosion are common concerns when it comes to growing soy and corn. These crops are generally grown in the U.S. because farmers usually have an abundance of economic incentives such as crop insurance and the ethanol mandate, encouraging them to do so.

Original Air Date: March 29, 2016

Length: 3 minutes 44 seconds

Georgia school focuses on skills local employers say they need   Leave a comment

georgia schoolLink: http://www.marketplace.org/2016/03/10/education/school-focuses-skills-local-employers-say-they-need

Summary: Schools are shifting away from offering technical classes at a time when industries are more in demand of high skilled technical workers than ever before.

Original Air Date: April 1, 2016

Length: 2 minutes 17 seconds

Posted August 7, 2016 by cherokeebelval in Labor market economics

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