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EconoFact Chats

EconoFact Chats

25 Episodes By EconoFact econofact.org
A weekly podcast on key economic issues, hosted by EconoFact’s Executive Editor Michael Klein. EconoFact is a non-partisan publication designed to bring key facts and incisive analysis to the national debate on economic and social policies. It is published by the Edward R. Murrow Center for a Digita ...more
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Careers, Families, and Women’s Journey towards Economic Equity
About one-fifth of women who graduated from college ... more
Jan 29 2023 23m
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Adam Posen on the Economic and Political Fallouts from Debt Debacles
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Jan 22 2023 23m
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The Economics of College Sports
Football and basketball teams at Division I universi... more
Dec 18 2022 20m
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Gun Violence in the United States
The homicide rate in the U.S. is over seven times th... more
Dec 4 2022 21m
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Charitable Giving in the United States
In 2021, Americans donated nearly $500 billion to ch... more
Nov 28 2022 19m
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The Strong Dollar and the World Economy
The U.S. dollar is a refuge at times of uncertainty ... more
Nov 13 2022 24m
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Andrew Gelman on Voting, Income, and the Red-state, Blue-state Paradox
There's evidence that economically better-off voters... more
Nov 6 2022 22m
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A Brief History of Public Debt
As of October 2022, the U.S. national debt stood at ... more
Oct 30 2022 22m
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Larry Katz on Moving to Opportunity
To what extent does where you live determine how you... more
Oct 23 2022 21m
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Jeffry Frieden on the Politics of Exchange Rates
The recent strength of the dollar highlights the imp... more
Oct 16 2022 23m
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Directions for Economy Policy in the Current Macroeconomic Environment
The United States economy is currently marked by hig... more
Oct 9 2022 32m
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Are Semiconductors the New Oil?
Given their critical role in everything from complex... more
Oct 2 2022 24m
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Benjamin Friedman on Religion and the Creation of Economics
Most people don't think of economics as having a rel... more
Sep 26 2022 28m
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Trevon Logan on the Historical Roots of Economic Disparities for African-americans
Distrust is based on experience – and there are many... more
Sep 18 2022 1h 30m
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Gauging the Effectiveness of the Sanctions Against Russia
Sanctions in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukrain... more
Sep 11 2022 24m
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Kathryn Dominguez on the Strong Dollar, and Why It Matters
The U.S. dollar recently traded at par with the euro... more
Jul 24 2022 21m
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Dan Sichel on Measuring and Understanding Inflation
Inflation erodes purchasing power, but the reported ... more
Jul 18 2022 19m
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The Economics of Infant Formula Shortages
The pandemic has resulted in supply chain disruption... more
Jul 10 2022 15m
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Jeffry Frieden on the Plateauing of Globalization
Looking from the early 2000s, the rise in internatio... more
Jul 3 2022 25m
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Eswar Prasad on China's Economic Rise, and Its Current Economic Challenges
China's economic rise -- which brought hundreds of m... more
Jun 26 2022 23m
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High Inflation: Causes, Consequences and Policy Responses
The Pew Research Center reports that the U.S. public... more
Jun 19 2022 24m
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Eric Zitzewitz on Gauging the Fair Value of the Stock Market
The S&P 500 index more than doubled between Mar... more
Jun 12 2022 19m
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Gilbert Metcalf on Nuclear Power in Our Energy Future
The United States currently generates 20% of its ene... more
May 29 2022 15m
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Chad Bown on COVID-19 and the Economics of Vaccine Development
Intervention by the United States government helped ... more
May 23 2022 30m
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Making Sense of a Complicated Economy
Some statistics indicate that the U.S. economy is th... more
May 8 2022 32m
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