Macroeconomics Podcasts


Development and Institutions:

Labor Market:

  • Episode 769: Speed Dating for Economists by NPR Planet Money (Aired on 5/5/17; Duration: 24:05)
    • excellent discussion about the labor market for econ PhDs 
    • also great for students who are considering going into PhD programs. 

Credit Markets:


Banking System:

Monetary Policy:

International Trade:

  • When tariffs Hit Home  by NPR Planet Money – The Indicator (Aired on 1/23/2019; Duration: 9:29)
  • Tariffs and Tourists and Trade Wars, Oh My! by NPR Planet Money The Indicator Podcast (Aired on 9/26/2018; Duration: 9:34)
  • Episode 833: Worst. Tariffs. Ever by NPR Planet Money (Aired on 3/30/2018; Duration: 21:06)
    • Excellent review of the consequences of Smoot-Hawley tariff act of 1930. 
  • Episode 835: Tariffied by NPR Planet Money (Aired on 4/13/2018; Duration: 21:32)
  • Did China Eat America’s Jobs? by Freakonomics Radio (Aired on 1/25/2017; Duration: 38:21)
    • A more in-depth discussion about the consequences of trade and its benefits and costs.   
    • It includes a discussion about those that have been harmed by trade and policies that could be implemented to help them. 


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