Archive for the ‘Economic impact analysis’ Category

Chris Blattman on Cash, Poverty, and Development   Leave a comment

Link: http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2014/07/chris_blattman.html

Summary: Russ Roberts interviews Chris Blattman of Columbia University on the subject of radical poverty and how the infusion of cash affects growth, education and political behavior.

Original Air Date: July 21, 2014

Length: 71 min

Spending Big Money To Fight Big Money   Leave a comment

PACsLink: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2014/08/01/336910418/episode-558-spending-big-money-to-fight-big-money

Summary: What is the role of money in politics? What is campaign finance and what is the Super PAC? How is it that the 1% fraction of the US population have the ability to spend as much as they want in order to influence political power? Planet Money interviews Lawrence Lessing of Harvard University on his idea to create a super PAC in order to fight Super PACs.

Original Air Date: August 1, 2014

Length: 16 min

Why It’s Illegal To Braid Hair Without A License   2 comments

jestinaclaytonLink: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2012/06/22/155596305/episode-381-why-its-illegal-to-braid-hair-without-a-license

Summary: The podcast outlines the problems that small local businesses face when the state forces licensing restrictions on their practices. Jestina Clayton, a local hair braiding businesswomen in Centerville, Utah shares her experience with the limiting aspects that licensing places on the U.S. economy.

Original air date: June 22, 2012

Length: 12:53 min

How Deep Is the Shadow Economy?   Leave a comment

Link: http://www.freakonomics.com/2012/08/30/how-deep-is-the-shadow-economy-a-new-freakonomics-radio-podcast/

Summary: Freakeconomics radio interviews Sudhir Vankatesh about the size of the shadow economy and the variety of off-the book transactions that flow throughout our tax system. Examples touched upon range from illicit transactions such as drug trafficking to ordinary services such as hair-cutting.

Original air date: August 30, 2012

Length: 20:09 min

Leamer on Macroeconomic Patterns and Stories   Leave a comment

Link: http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2009/05/leamer_on_macro.html

Summary: Ed Leamer, author of Macroeconomic Patterns and Stories discusses how the study of economics should not be treated as an empirical science but rather as a way of thinking. Leamer also emphasizes that patterns of macroeconomic policies and data should be used in order to further our understanding of the economy.

Original air date: May 4, 2009

Length: 1:06

Is Hosting the Super Bowl Worth It?   Leave a comment

image of the official super bowl logoLink: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2012/02/03/146363292/the-friday-podcast-is-hosting-the-super-bowl-worth-it

Categories: Economic impact analysis, Government, sports economics, urban economics

Summary: A consideration of the costs and benefits to the city of Indianapolis for building a stadium to attract the Super Bowl.

Original Air Date: February 3, 2012

Length 19:15