AEA Research Highlights Podcast

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The AEA conducts podcast interviews on a wide range of topics with economists whose research appears in our journals. Listen to episodes posted below or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts:

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Episode 8: Wielding charity for political influence

August 05, 2020
Marianne Bertrand and Matilde Bombardini discuss how much of corporate philanthropy is really lobbying.
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Episode 7: Building barriers

July 22, 2020
Benjamin Feigenberg discusses the effectiveness of border walls on deterring migration.
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Episode 6: Autocracies in the information age

July 08, 2020
UCLA professor Daniel Treisman discusses how today’s dictators retain their power and how to fight back.
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Bonus Episode: The gender gap in economics

July 01, 2020
In an interview with the AEA in 2017, Amanda Bayer discusses sexism in the profession and what to do about it.
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Episode 5: Rethinking racial discrimination

June 24, 2020
Harvard professor Mario Small discusses how sociology can help economics expand the way it studies the effects of racism.
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Episode 3: Scrutinizing for-profit colleges

May 27, 2020
Stephanie Cellini discusses the ways students are affected in a much maligned industry.
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Episode 2: Supplying a fiscal lifeline

May 13, 2020
Valerie Ramey discusses what economists have learned about stimulus since the 2008 financial crisis.
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Introducing the AEA research highlights podcast

April 22, 2020
Five years ago, the AEA launched research highlights so that you could read up on the latest economics research. Now, you can listen to it, as well.
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