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 57: The costs of cultural traditions

November 15, 2022
Eduardo Montero and Dean Yang discuss the long-term economic consequences of religious festivals in Mexico that coincide with peak planting or harvest months.
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Episode 56: Fundraising Appeals and the Lift/Shift Question

October 20, 2022
Sarah Smith discusses the impact of major fundraising interventions on overall charitable donations.
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Episode 54: Protecting vulnerable kids

August 22, 2022
Joseph Doyle discusses the history and economics of foster care in the United States.
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Episode 53: Grade inflation and graduation

July 25, 2022
Jeffrey Denning discusses how lower grading standards have led to higher college completion rates.
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Episode 52: Just what the doctor ordered?

June 27, 2022
Bradley Shapiro discusses the costs and benefits of directly advertising prescription drugs to consumers.
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Episode 51: The returns to an economics degree

May 31, 2022
Zachary Bleemer discusses why studying economics in college can lead to significantly higher career earnings.
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Episode 50: Comparing 911 responses

May 02, 2022
CarlyWill Sloan discusses race and police use of force in two American cities.
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Episode 49: The great reset?

March 30, 2022
Guido Alfani discusses how historical pandemics affected wealth gaps between rich and poor.
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Episode 48: Reframing development in Africa

March 16, 2022
Nathan Canen and Leonard Wantchekon discuss state capture and economic growth in Africa.
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