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How Artists Can Make Social Change

Watch music industry veteran Shep Gordon and INET President Rob Johnson talk about how reality TV, celebrity chefs, and surfing explain American politics and economy today. Watch the video

Teaching Economics the Adam Smith Way

The economist had to learn moral philosophy before anything else—an underpinning that’s still helpful for today’s students Watch the video

What Role Should Economists Play in Climate Policy?

Economist James K. Boyce argues that the distribution of carbon tax revenue is just as important as the price itself Watch the video

The Male-centric Biases of Economic Models

The assumptions economists make in their models have implications not only for policymaking and choosing what data we collect, but also for the very definition of work, says Professor Maria Floro of American University.  Watch the video

Redefining Inequality

As the old lines continue to blur, what does inequality mean in the modern global economy? And, how does the economy need to evolve to address these changes? Watch the video

Institutions, Democracy, and Economic Development

Robinson explains how natural experiments are done and why they’re useful. He also explains distribution of power and development of state play critical roles in successful economies. Watch the video

The Four Horsemen of the Econopocalypse

If standard economic theory can’t explain a traffic jam, how can it cope with crises? Watch the video

The Rise and Fall of the American Middle Class

How rationalization, marketization, and globalization characterize the U.S. economy during the past 50 years, and how the behavior of companies and fate of American workers have changed during this process. Watch the video