Econ For You

Econ For You

Latest Episodes

The economics of data and digitalisation (with Rosie Collington)
September 05, 2020

With the pandemic proving to us the need for technology, this discussion with Rosie Collington helps to explore whether or not this reliance is always a good thing and what we could do to protect our data from Big Tech. Give it a listen! 

How can we solve the diversity problem in the Economics field? (with George-Ann Ryan)
August 25, 2020

A very interesting episode in conversation with George-Ann Ryan, a public policy professional and CFO of The Sadie Collective, an organisation that aims to help and empower black women so that they can enter the Economics field and succeed in it. Take a l

What if we replaced politicians with a randomly selected representative sample? (with Brett Hennig)
August 04, 2020

A very interesting and fresh perspective on the future of politics, with author of The End of Politicians, Brett Hennig. Take a listen to see if you think his suggestion could be the future of how political decisions are made! 

The importance of youth leadership for global development (with Sebastian Hofbauer and Alexander Taylor)
July 24, 2020

This episode focuses on the future of youth leaders with co-founder Sebastian and student ambassador Alexander of the 1M2030 initiative. Our discussion explores some inspiring projects that are being implemented to aid global development and some informat

Why UK policy making should take wellbeing economics into consideration (with Prof. Paul Frijters)
July 21, 2020

In this Episode, I discuss with Professor Paul Frijters ways in which wellbeing can be measured and why it is important to implement into policy making. Professor Frijters is from the London School of Economics where he teaches the masters course in wellb

Monopoly power and the pandemic (with Matt Stoller)
July 15, 2020

In this episode, we discuss the problems with monopoly power and what can be done to suppress monopolies and allow our economy's wealth to expand. Matt Stoller is the author of 'Goliath: The 100 year war between monopoly power and democracy', former polic

Why excessive stock buybacks are worsening inequality (with Professor William Lazonick)
July 10, 2020

In this episode, Professor William Lazonick (from the University of Massachusetts) explores how the purpose of firms seems to be to prioritise shareholders rather than its workers and innovation. His research explores how stock buybacks are a potential ca

Why the patent system is outdated (with Priti Krishtel)
June 25, 2020

In this episode, I discuss with Priti about why the patent system is flawed and what this holds for the future, considering the current situation with the pandemic. Priti is the co-founder and co-executive director of I-MAK, a non-profit organisation that