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
Robert Frank on Dinner Table Economics 2016-01-04
Noah Smith on Whether Economics is a Science 2015-12-28
Philip Tetlock on Superforecasting 2015-12-21
George Selgin on Monetary Policy and the Great Recession 2015-12-14
Canice Prendergast on How Prices Can Improve a Food Fight (and Help the Poor) 2015-12-07
David Mindell on Our Robots, Ourselves 2015-11-30
Michael Munger on EconTalk's 500th Episode 2015-11-23
Brian Nosek on the Reproducibility Project 2015-11-16
Robert Aronowitz on Risky Medicine 2015-11-09
Michael Matheson Miller on Poverty, Inc 2015-11-02
Cesar Hidalgo on Why Information Grows 2015-10-26
Yuval Harari on Sapiens 2015-10-19
Pete Boettke on Katrina, Ten Years After 2015-10-12
Tim O'Reilly on Technology and Work 2015-10-05
Pete Geddes on the American Prairie Reserve 2015-09-28
Tina Rosenberg on the Kidney Market in Iran 2015-09-21
Mitch Weiss on the Business of Broadway 2015-09-14
William MacAskill on Effective Altruism and Doing Good Better 2015-09-07
Paul Robinson on Cooperation, Punishment and the Criminal Justice System 2015-08-31
Jesse Ausubel on Agriculture, Technology, and the Return of Nature 2015-08-24

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