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Financial Fragility in a Network of Trade Credit

The physicist Sorin Solomon begins to feel dizzy when the economist Leanne Ussher talks econ lingo. Yet he listens, because the two of them have found a productive area of collaboration: some economic phenomena, they find, can be explained without recourse to the quirks that feed into human decision making. Watch the video

How Economists Used to Be Made

Economists aren’t born, they’re made. Irwin Collier digs into archives to find out how Paul Samuelson and his generation were made. Watch the video

Why Economics Needs History

What challenges will China have to surmount in order to make its currency a true international currency? Watch the video