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 27: American capitalism and incarceration

May 12, 2021
Anita Mukherjee discusses the consequences of private prisons for inmates in the United States.
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Episode 26: Creating Africa’s own Green Revolution

April 28, 2021
Dean Yang discusses how temporary farming subsidies in Mozambique are giving a massive boost to food production and economic well-being.
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Episode 24: Climate change and migration

March 31, 2021
Klaus Desmet discusses how accounting for spatial shifts changes estimates of how rising sea levels will affect the economy.
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Episode 23: How much do local leaders matter?

March 17, 2021
Christian Dippel discusses the Forty-Eighters and their role in the US antislavery movement.
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Episode 22: Supreme polarization

March 03, 2021
University of Chicago law professor Daniel Hemel discusses whether the nation’s highest court is facing a legitimacy crisis and, if so, what to do about it.
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Bonus episode: Tech: economists wanted

February 17, 2021
Susan Athey and Michael Luca discuss the mutual influence between economics and the tech sector.
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Episode 21: The consequences of school choice

February 03, 2021
Harvard professor Chris Avery discusses how allowing students to leave their neighborhood for their education may undercut policymakers' goals.
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Episode 20: Rereading the The Road to Serfdom

January 20, 2021
Bruce Caldwell discusses Friedrich Hayek and the history of economic ideas.
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Episode 19: Social well-being and academic success

January 06, 2021
Northwestern’s Kirabo Jackson discusses how schools can help their students by fostering socioemotional development.
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