Archive for the ‘Urban economics’ Category

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

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