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 9: A century of women’s enfranchisement

August 19, 2020
Elizabeth Cascio discusses how generational change has contributed to the expanding political gap between men and women in the US.
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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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