Archive for the ‘Economic impact analysis’ Category

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


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


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


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

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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