Archive for the ‘Econtalk’ Category

Baumeister on Gender Differences and Culture   Leave a comment


Summary: Roy Baumeister,  a Florida State psychology professor,  argues that there is no superiority level between men and woman. Rather, the genders excel at specific areas due to certain trade offs which they decided to take throughout their lives.

Original air date: November 14, 2011

Length: 1:16

Derman on Theories, Models, and Science   Leave a comment


Summary: Emmanuel Derman, a former physicist and Goldman Sachs quantitative analyst,  criticizes attempts made to apply scientific formulas in an effort to elucidate financial circumstances or events.

Original air date: March 12, 2012

Length: 59 min

Posted September 27, 2012 by leonidhapulluqi in Econtalk, Finance

Satz on Markets   Leave a comment


Summary: Debra Satz, Professor of Philosophy at Stanford University, argues about the vagueness of efficiency in markets and the resulting impact on the economic, social and political spheres of society.

Original air date: August 8, 2011

Length: 1:02

Wapshott on Keynes and Hayek   Leave a comment


Summary: Nicholas Wapshott, author of Keynes Hayek: The clash that defined modern economics discusses the relationship between John Maynard Keynes and Friedrich A. Hayek and their individual ideals which shaped the field of economics.

Original air date: October 17, 2011

Length: 1:08