Archive for the ‘Econtalk’ Category

Daphne Koller on Education, Coursera, and MOOCs


Summary: Host Russ Roberts of Econtalk interviews Daphne Koller of Coursera about the rise of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) and the impact online learning will have on universities and learning in general.

Original Air Date: August 25, 2014

Length: 63 min

Posted September 10, 2014 by leonidhapulluqi in Creative economy, Econtalk, Technology

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


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

Sam Altman on Start-ups, Venture Capital, and the Y Combinator   Leave a comment


Summary: Russ Roberts, host of EconTalk talks with Sam Altman, president of accelerating firm Y Combinator about the nature of entrepreneurship, funding companies, the potentials of start-ups, and the innovation that spills from technological advancement.

Original Air Date: July 28, 2014

Length: 61 min

Posted August 28, 2014 by leonidhapulluqi in Creative economy, Econtalk, Technology

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Gregory Zuckerman on the Frackers and the Energy Revolution   Leave a comment


Summary: Russ Roberts, host of Econtalk, interviews Gregory Zuckerman, author of The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters about the rise of the hydraulic fracturing, its developmental stages and the eventual energy revolution.

Original Air Date: June 26, 2014

Length: 61 min

Brynjolfsson on the Second Machine Age   Leave a comment


Summary: Erick Brynjolfsson, Professor of Management at MIT, talks about the new age of economic development and activities that will be dominated by intelligent machines and computers.

Original Air Date: February 3, 2014

Length: 59 min

Moretti on Jobs, Cities, and Innovation   Leave a comment


Summary: Enrico Moretti, author of The New Geography of Jobs explains how economic success has spillover effects from educated workers in forms of wages and jobs.

Original air date: June 25, 2012

Length: 1:11

Rodrik on Globalization, Development, and Employment   Leave a comment


Summary: Dani Rodrik of Harvard University discusses how globalization factors do not necessarily produce negative implications. He argues that work displacement due to technological advancements and productivity increase can be managed by different political and social policies varying from country to country.

Original air date: April 11, 2011

Length: 1:00

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

Gregory on Politics, Murder, and Love in Stalin’s Kremlin   Leave a comment


Summary: Historical background on the power struggle between Stalin and Bukharin. A summary of Paul Gregory’s book Politics, Murder, and Love in Stalins Kremlin analyzing the clear relation between violence and non-market allocation.

Original air date: July 12, 2010

Length: 1:02

Ober on the Ancient Greek Economy   Leave a comment


Athenian Legacies by Ober

Summary: Josiah Ober argues that ancient Greece, especially dominant provinces, such as Athens, were quite successful in sustaining economic growth via utilization of open political processes and economic policies that encouraged human capital investments or innovation.

Original air date: August 6, 2012

Length: 1:06