EconTalk is an award-winning weekly talk show about economics in daily life. Featured guests include renowned economics professors, Nobel Prize winners, and exciting speakers on all kinds of topical matters related to economic thought. Host Russ Roberts, of the Library of Economics and Liberty and the Hoover Institution, draws you in with lively guests and creative repartee. Topics include health care, business cycles, economic growth, free trade, education, finance, politics, sports, book reviews, and the curiosities of everyday decision-making. Look for related readings and the complete archive of previous shows at, where you can also comment on the podcasts and ask questions.


Title Date published
David Beckworth on Money, Monetary Policy, and the Great Recession 2016-05-30
James Bessen on Learning by Doing 2016-05-23
Leif Wenar on Blood Oil 2016-05-16
Pedro Domingos on Machine Learning and the Master Algorithm 2016-05-09
Arnold Kling on Specialization and Trade 2016-05-02
Alberto Alesina on Fiscal Policy and Austerity 2016-04-25
Gary Belsky on the Origins of Sports 2016-04-18
Robert Frank on Success and Luck 2016-04-11
Richard Jones on Transhumanism 2016-04-04
Jayson Lusk on Food, Technology, and Unnaturally Delicious 2016-03-28
Marina Krakovsky on the Middleman Economy 2016-03-21
David Autor on Trade, China, and U.S. Labor Markets 2016-03-14
Will Davies on the Economics, Economists, and the Limits of Neoliberalism 2016-03-07
Alison Wolf on Women, Inequality and the XX Factor 2016-02-29
Matt Ridley on the Evolution of Everything 2016-02-22
Adam Cifu on Ending Medical Reversal 2016-02-15
Adam Ozimek on the Power of Econometrics and Data 2016-02-08
Timothy Taylor on Government vs. Business 2016-02-01
James Heckman on Facts, Evidence, and the State of Econometrics 2016-01-25
Josh Luber on Sneakers, Sneakerheads, and the Second-hand Market 2016-01-18

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