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Economics Amplified

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The Becker Friedman Institute at the University of Chicago supports inquiry on significant economic and policy questions.

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The Becker Friedman Institute at the University of Chicago supports inquiry on significant economic and policy questions.

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Excellent and thought-provoking

By atxfitgal - Dec 24 2018
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This is quickly becoming my favorite podcast. Interesting Economists talking about interesting stuff. If you like either or both of those things, you’ll probably like this.

Fantastic!

By DarkKnight47 - Jun 28 2016
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If you love Econ, you will love this podcast. Cancel your radio and listen!

iTunes Ratings

5 Ratings
Average Ratings
4
1
0
0
0

Excellent and thought-provoking

By atxfitgal - Dec 24 2018
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This is quickly becoming my favorite podcast. Interesting Economists talking about interesting stuff. If you like either or both of those things, you’ll probably like this.

Fantastic!

By DarkKnight47 - Jun 28 2016
Read more
If you love Econ, you will love this podcast. Cancel your radio and listen!
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Economics Amplified

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The Becker Friedman Institute at the University of Chicago supports inquiry on significant economic and policy questions.

Rank #1: Economics Amplified: When Game Theory Gets Complicated

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In today’s episode we talk with Ben Brooks, a research fellow at the Becker Friedman Institute interested in how incomplete information complicates classical game theory.

This summer, Brooks organized a conference, bringing together experts in mathematical modeling, incomplete information and game theory. Researchers highlighted important developments in modeling information in auctions and continuous games, as well as the relationship between information and behavior in the era of the internet and big data.

Nov 17 2015

12mins

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Rank #2: Economics Amplified: Measuring Long Term Outcomes of Social Insurance Programs

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In this episode, we speak with Manasi Deshpande, who currently works at the Institute as a postdoctoral research fellow leading up to joining the UChicago Economics Department as an assistant professor in the fall of 2016.

Deshpande’s research interests include the effects of social insurance and public assistance programs on consumption, health, and well being, and the interaction between these programs and labor markets.

By taking advantage of newly available data from the Social Security Administration, she's able to gather quantitative insights into the impact that social insurance programs have on long-term outcomes of their recipients, important when weighing their overall benefits and costs.

Mar 23 2016

12mins

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Rank #3: 2018 US-China Forum — November 1 Opening Remarks

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Welcome Remarks
Bala Srinivasan, Vice President for Global Initiatives and Strategy & Deputy Provost, University of Chicago

Opening Remarks
Robert J. Zimmer, President, University of Chicago

Questions About China's Role in the Global Economy
Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, Contributor, CNBC

Nov 17 2018

18mins

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Rank #4: 2018 US-China Forum — The Impacts of Chinese Investments on Recipient Countries

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While China is still in the early stages of its wide-ranging Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the impacts of the varied development projects are already being felt around the world, with sometimes mixed results.

Panelists:
Caroline Freund, Director, Macroeconomics, Trade, and Investment Climate, The World Bank

W. Gyude Moore, Visiting Fellow, Center for Global Development; Former Minister for Public Works, Liberia

Arif Rafiq, Fellow, Middle East Institute; President, Vizier Consulting, LLC

Andrew Small, Senior Transatlantic Fellow, Asia Program, German Marshall Fund

Facilitator: Chang-Tai Hsieh, The Phyllis and Irwin Winkelried Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago

For more on the 2018 US-China Forum, visit: uschinaforum2018.uchicago.edu

Nov 14 2018

1hr 12mins

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Rank #5: 2018 US-China Forum—Chinese Leadership in Global Clean Energy Investment and More

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China has experienced enormous health benefits from introducing pollution-control measures in some of its large cities, but there is still more work to be done, both in China and in the many countries where it has current and future development plans.

Panelists:
Michael Greenstone, Milton Friedman Professor in Economics, the College, and the Harris School; Director of the Becker Friedman Institute, University of Chicago

Deborah Lehr, Vice Chairman, The Paulson Institute

Pin Ni, President, Wanxiang America Corporation

Richard L. Sandor, Chairman and CEO, American Financial Exchange; Aaron Director Lecturer in Law and Economics, The Law School, University of Chicago

Facilitator: Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, CNBC Contributor

For more on the 2018 US-China Forum, visit: uschinaforum2018.uchicago.edu

Nov 14 2018

1hr 9mins

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Rank #6: 2018 US-China Forum — China's Role in Global Finance and Trade Growth

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China’s ambitious development plans around the world have brought heightened attention to its financial systems, both state-owned and a growing shadow banking system. Presenters discussed the challenges and opportunities for both China and recipient countries.

Panelists:
Lars Peter Hansen, David Rockefeller Distinguished Service Professor in Economics, University Of Chicago

Raghuram G. Rajan, Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago

Wang Yanzhi, Executive Director of the Board of Directors and President, Silk Road Fund

Facilitator: Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, Contributor, CNBC

For more on the 2018 US-China Forum, visit: uschinaforum2018.uchicago.edu

Nov 14 2018

1hr 23mins

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Rank #7: 2018 US-China Forum — China's Economic Outlook: Issues and Policies

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Amid questions of whether China can maintain its high growth rates into the future, panelists debated the merits of state vs. free-market economies and to what degree China has embraced market reforms.

Panelists:
Yiping Huang, Professor, National School of Development; China Center for Economic Research, Peking University

Anil Kashyap, Edward Eagle Brown Professor of Economics and Finance, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago

Brad W. Setser, Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations

Facilitator: Robert E. Rubin, Co-Chair Emeritus, Council on Foreign Relations; Former Secretary of the U.S. Treasury

For more on the 2018 US-China Forum, visit: uschinaforum2018.uchicago.edu

Nov 14 2018

1hr 12mins

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Rank #8: 2018 US-China Forum — Diplomacy in an Era of Trade Tension

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This spirited discussion highlights a number of issues where US and Chinese diplomats don’t necessarily see eye-to-eye, but also reveals opportunities for possible negotiation.

Discussants:
Max Sieben Baucus, Former Ambassador of the United States of America to China

Joshua Ramo, Co-CEO, Kissinger Associates

Zhou Wenzhong, Former Secretary-General of Boao Forum for Asia; Ambassador Extraordinary to the United States

Facilitator: Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, Contributor, CNBC

For more on the 2018 US-China Forum, visit: uschinaforum2018.uchicago.edu

Nov 14 2018

1hr 6mins

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Rank #9: 2018 US-China Forum — What are the Goals of China’s Belt and Road Initiative?

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Presenters offer both skeptical and hopeful reviews of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, including an insightful exchange on the role of financing when determining costs and benefits of BRI projects.

Panelists:
Austan Goolsbee, Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago

Kenneth Pomeranz, Professor of Modern Chinese History and in the College, University of Chicago

Dali Yang, William Claude Reavis Professor in the Department of Political Science, University of Chicago

Facilitator: Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, Contributor, CNBC

For more on the 2018 US-China Forum, visit: uschinaforum2018.uchicago.edu

Nov 14 2018

1hr 3mins

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Rank #10: 2018 US-China Forum — The Role of the Business Community in Developing US-China Relations

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The presenters describe their personal experience with opening businesses in China, and reflect on the role that business relationships can play in shaping trade policy.

Discussants:
Hank Paulson, Chairman, The Paulson Institute; Former Secretary of the U.S. Treasury

Tom Pritzker, Executive Chairman, Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Facilitator: Michael Greenstone, Milton Friedman Professor in Economics, the College, and the Harris School; Director of the Becker Friedman Institute, University of Chicago

For more on the 2018 US-China Forum, visit: uschinaforum2018.uchicago.edu

Nov 14 2018

1hr 6mins

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