Archive for the ‘Behavioral economics’ Category

Your Organs, Please   Leave a comment

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Summary: The Planet Money team investigates organ donation and how it has become more popular over time.

Original Air Date: October 30, 2015

Length: 19 minutes 48 seconds

The Great Inflation   Leave a comment

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Summary: In this Podcast, high inflation in the 70’s and 80’s is examined in depth. The Planet Money team find there is more to inflation than just a surplus of money in the economy.

Original Air Date: November 21, 2015

Length: 24 minutes 45 seconds

Bubblelicious   Leave a comment


Summary: In this podcast the Planet Money team investigates the possibility of a bubble in the technology industry in San Francisco. Billions of dollars are being acquired by these tech companies and their over confidence might be an indicator to a future bubble.

Original Air Date: October 9, 2015

Length: 14 mins

Why We Work So Much   Leave a comment

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Summary: John Maynard Keynes believed that in the future people would work less, he was wrong. The Planet Money team explain the reasons why this has yet to change.

Original Air Date: July 24, 2015

Length: 13 mins 11 sec

Outsiders By Design   Leave a comment


Summary: This podcast was inspired by the death of Gary Becker, an economist who’s work was inspired by the idea of discrimination. His approach was called ‘rational choice’–that people will make rational decisions to maximize their own utility and wealth. In the end, a lot of people strongly disagreed with his research. The program then goes on to illustrate two more examples of medical researchers who were outcast by their fields of study. By the end, however, Gary Becker won a Nobel Prize.

Original Air Date: September 18, 2014

Length: 41 minutes 40 seconds

Prompt / Discussion: Sometimes people will not agree with your research conclusions or ideas, such is the case with Gary Becker. Why do you think Becker’s ideas were/are so controversial?

David Brancaccio wants you to consult your future self   Leave a comment


Summary: In this podcast, Brancaccio describes a term called “hyperbolic discounting” in which people look for instant gratification that in turn clouds their financial decisions.

Original Air Date: March 25, 2015

Length: 3 minutes and 58 seconds

Fear, Negativity And Pawn Shops For The Rich   Leave a comment

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Summary: Planet Money presents three stories regarding the financial market; the stock market’s sluggish performance, a negative interest rates in the banking sector, and pawn shops exchanges for the rich.

Original Air Date: June 13, 2014

Length: 13 min

The Three Hardest Words in the English Language   Leave a comment

3 wordsLink: Summary: What are the three most difficult words in the English language? According to Amanda Waterman, professor of Psychology at the University of Leeds, the words  “I don’t know” are difficult for people, especially for children to fully express and admit.

Original Air Date: May 15, 2014

Length: 30 min

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The Future Of Work Looks Like A UPS Truck   Leave a comment

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Summary: This podcast outlines how information technology is being used to measure efficiency in certain markets, such as the United Parcel Service (UPS). Whether you are inside a truck driving or in an office, information technology can track almost everything you do.

Original Air Date: May 2, 2014

Length: 14 min

Why Bad Environmentalism Is Such an Easy Sell   Leave a comment

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Summary: Ed Glaeser, University of Harvard professor sheds light on why it is easy for politicians and marketers to sell green.

Original Air Date: October 24, 2013

Length: 25 min