Archive for the ‘Education’ Tag

Educated Workers and America’s Competitiveness   Leave a comment


The United States used to lead the world in their percentage of college graduates. Today, the U.S is lagging behind countries like Japan and South Korea. Dr. Monge-Naranjo from the Federal Reserve Bank discusses how this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, and how the United States can benefit from the ideas and technologies being produced elsewhere.

Original Air Date: August 31 2020

Length: 3 minutes 13 seconds

Discussion Prompt: What other ways can this idea benefit the United States? What ways could this be harmful to the United States? Is there any significance or advantage to being “number 1” in terms of college educated workers?

The COVID Slide: Impact on Childhood   Leave a comment


Across the country there is concern about the impacts of remote learning on children, specifically those who are already at a disadvantage. Some students may be “losing” up to a year of education depending on their age. This podcast discusses the risks that families are facing right now, as well as research regarding the new roles of parents in their children’s education.

Original Air Date: August 30, 2020

Length: 32 minutes, 47 seconds

A new approach to increasing low-income college grads   Leave a comment

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Summary: Taxpayers are spending about $30 billion a year to help send low-income students to college, but only half of these students finish college within six years. College graduates are more likely to hold jobs and earn a higher wage than those who don’t. The federal government is beginning to take a closer look at Pell grant recipients to track their success, in hopes of improving future recipients chances of graduating college.

Original Air Date: March 24, 2016

Length: 2 minutes 41 seconds

How The Tough Economy Changes Young People’s Lives   Leave a comment

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Summary: Many people are still feeling the after-effects of the Great Recession, especially young adults. Young adults still have a higher than average unemployment rate, and are not hitting traditional milestones–such as living alone, starting careers, buying their first home–and have been described as a generation that has “failed to launch” due to the poor economy. Everything that is happening to this generation is happening later in life as they work to launch themselves as independent, self-supporting adults in the harsh economic environment.

Original Air Date: September 16, 2014

Length: 4 minutes 36 seconds will be at St. Louis Fed Professor’s Conference   Leave a comment

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Posted October 31, 2014 by audioecon in Teaching Ideas, Utility

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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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What’s Your Major?   Leave a comment


Summary: How much does your undergraduate major affect your lifetime earnings? Planet Money gives an overview of a recent study revealing the most and least lucrative undergraduate majors and the monetary gap that exists between them.

Original Air Date: September 11, 2013

Length: 16 min

Posted November 30, 2013 by leonidhapulluqi in Labor market economics, Planet Money

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Freakonomics Goes to College, Part 2   1 comment


Summary: Part 2 of the dual commentary podcast focuses on the complexity of analyzing the true costs of earning a college degree and the hardships of finding suitable work after graduating from college.

Original air date: August 16, 2012

Length: 34:17 min

Posted October 18, 2012 by leonidhapulluqi in Freakonomics, Labor market economics

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Freakonomics Goes to College, Part 1   1 comment


Summary: Freakonomics Goes to College features a dual commentary on the benefits and costs of college degrees. Part 1 of the podcast focuses on the shadow economy of fake diplomas as well as how prosperous a college degree is for an individual in the long run.

Original air date: July 30, 2012

Length: 29:58 min