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The aim of this weekly podcast is to make economics easy, uncomplicated and accessible. With the world at a political, technological and financial tipping point, economics has never been so important to all of us and yet, it’s made inaccessible and complicated by so many. I’ve always thought what is complicated is rarely important and what is important is rarely complicated. That will be our motto. Every week we are going to tease out some big economic or political issue facing us, not just ...
 
Alphachat is the conversational podcast about business and economics produced by the Financial Times in New York. Each week, FT hosts and guests delve into a new theme, with more wonkiness, humour and irreverence than you'll find anywhere else
 
Intelligence Squared is the world’s leading forum for debate and intelligent discussion. Live and online we take you to the heart of the issues that matter, in the company of some of the world’s sharpest minds and most exciting orators. Join the debate at www.intelligencesquared.com and download our weekly podcasts every Tuesday and Friday.
 
Every weekday, host Kai Ryssdal helps you make sense of the day’s business and economic news — no econ degree or finance background required. “Marketplace” takes you beyond the numbers, bringing you context. Our team of reporters all over the world speak with CEOs, policymakers and regular people just trying to get by.
 
Twice a week the New Statesman politics team - Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea - discuss the latest in UK politics. From Boris Johnson's latest battle with backbenchers to the machinery behind the Labour Party's opposition attack lines, this is the debrief you need to understand what's really happening in Westminster and beyond. New episodes Tuesday and Friday. Send your questions at youaskus.co.uk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
The Lens – UK Responsible Business Podcast is a Business in the Community podcast. We aim to create an open and unscripted conversation between current and future leaders and to challenge the way we all think about responsible business. The Lens creates a space for leaders to convene, always with one eye on the future. Our guests’ conversations cover anything from climate change, the unintended consequences of AI and automation and access to ‘good work’, through to topics such as inclusivity ...
 
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NIESR Podcast

National Institute of Economic and Social Reseach

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The National Institute of Economic and Social Research is Britain's longest established independent research institute, founded in 1938. The vision of our founders was to carry out research to improve understanding of the economic and social forces that affect people’s lives, and the ways in which policy can bring about change. Over eighty years later, this remains central to NIESR’s ethos. We continue to apply our expertise in both quantitative and qualitative methods and our understanding ...
 
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The Royal United Services Institute

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Global Security Briefing provides regular insights from leading international experts to help you make sense of the far-reaching changes affecting international security around the globe. Hosted by analysts from RUSI's International Security Studies team, the podcast looks at how the UK can best shape its foreign and security policies in an increasingly dynamic international environment.
 
Warwick Business School's Core Insights team presents a 12-part series on behavioural science. Warwick Business School has the biggest group of behavioural science researchers in Europe. Over 12 episodes host Trevor Barnes interviews academics on the latest research and thinking into how our mind works, how we make decisions, the biases and heuristics that govern our behaviour and how we can apply behavioural science insights to help improve business, government, health and society.
 
The NousCast podcast series brings you fresh thinking on some of the biggest challenges facing organisations. NousCast comes to you from Nous Group, an international management consultancy operating across Australia, the UK and Canada.
 
The Exchange is a new podcast from Policy Exchange, described recently by LBC's Iain Dale as "the pre-eminent think tank in the Westminster village". It covers our latest research and immediate reactions to current affairs. We bring you analysis from our team of experts along with guest appearances from the leading thinkers in their fields. The current series responds to the Coronavirus outbreak and its wide-ranging impact on all aspects of government policy.
 
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This weekend, we look at our culture through new lenses. First, we go to Mexico. Lilah speaks to James Beard Award-winning chef Pati Jinich about how diplomacy is sometimes better achieved through the language of food. Then, anthropologist and FT columnist Gillian Tett looks at social phenomena through the lens of anthropology – from crypto to how …
 
Joe Biden voters are more likely to have a negative view of the United States than those who voted for Donald Trump, according to new research from The Economist. A year since his inauguration, is this miserablism largely a result of President Biden’s recent woes, or is there something inherently gloomy in the left’s mindset? The Economist’s Daniel…
 
The Omicron variant is destined to test the limits of a policy that has already proved costly: consumption, growth and confidence are all flagging. The effects of Russia’s gulag did not stop when the labour camps closed: there appear to be long-term benefits for nearby areas. And why cycling in the Arab world is on the rise. For full access to prin…
 
Late last year, the British press reported that, at the height of the COVID lockdowns in the U.K., Prime Minister Boris Johnson and members of his staff hosted a series of parties and gatherings at 10 Downing Street, defying the strict protocols instigated by Johnson’s own government. What seemed at first like a tabloid story has erupted into a cri…
 
Netflix shares fell 20% in after-hours trading, after the company reported its fourth quarter earnings. The figures were not bad, but its outlook for 2022 has significantly worsened. Netflix added almost 8.3 million global subscribers in the fourth quarter. That's slightly more than expectations but less than the same period in 2020. For the first …
 
Debora Revoltella, Director of the Economics Department of the European Investment Bank, presents the results of the EIB Investment Report 2021-2022, a unique survey of 125,000 firms undertaken in summer 2021, taking stock of post pandemic recovery and the potential opportunities to invest in the climate transition and digital innovation.…
 
The senior Conservative MP William Wragg has accused government ministers of intimidating and attempting to blackmail colleagues who they suspect oppose the Prime Minister, adding that the incidents should be reported to the police. While Christian Wakeford’s defection appears to have united Conservative MPs to help Boris Johnson survive another we…
 
Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries signalled the end of the BBC licence fee this week, indicating that a new funding model will be found by 2027, when the Royal Charter is up for renewal. The national mood towards the BBC has soured. According to the latest YouGov polling, the majority of people think the licence fee is unfair, does not offer value f…
 
The Federal Reserve has for the first time launched a period of debate of a central bank digital currency, and Luckin Coffee is planning to relist in the US after being delisted following a $300m fraud scandal. Plus, the FT’s Katie Martin explains why we should pay attention to German Bund yields turning positive this week. Mentioned in this podcas…
 
Roopa Farooki is a doctor, author and creative-writing lecturer, whose new book, Everything Is True, tells the story of her first 40 days treating patients during the pandemic in the UK. She speaks with paediatrician and broadcaster Dr Guddi Singh about the reality of working in medicine during a global health crisis and the challenges of capturing…
 
We start the programme in Ghana where there's been a huge explosion close to the town of Bogoso. Afua Adom from Metro TV gives us insight on the accident from Accra. There's been a dramatic consequence of last week's submarine volcanic eruption and resulting tsunami in Tonga. The government of Peru says it's now grappling with the country's worst e…
 
Why is a rainy island in north-west Europe trying to join a trade bloc centred on the Pacific? At first sight, the UK's application to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement on Trans-Pacific Partnership seems highly counter-intuitive – but it actually makes a lot of sense, as a report this week from our parent organisation, the Centre for Poli…
 
The veteran reporter was a teenager when he first walked into a newsroom. He tells Anne McElvoy how that moment led him to become one half of the most famous bylines in journalism. They discuss the decline in trust in the media and echoes of Watergate in American politics today. And the author of “Chasing History” reflects on a painful moment from …
 
Kairin and William list and discuss their favourite economics books. Five books released in 2021 and five other books they have read in 2021! 1. The Divide by Jason Hickle 2. Less Is More by Jason Hickle 3. Free Lunch Thinking by Tom Bergin 4. Rentier Capitalism Who Owns the Economy, and Who Pays for It? by Brett Christophers 5. The Deficit Myth by…
 
Turkiye's Central Bank has kept its policy rate, one week repo rate, unchanged at 14%, in line with expectations. The decision was announced after the first monetary policy meeting of the year. Looking ahead at the next 12 months, foreign banks expect the central bank to keep interest rates stable.Adjunct Professor of Finance at Boğaziçi University…
 
Shoppers across the developed world face sharply rising prices, and leaders are reaching for all manner of remedies—but that’s what central banks are for. Behind the story of Myanmar’s brutal military leadership is a slow stream of defectors; our correspondent meets the support network they rely on. And cover songs muddle the notion of who can call…
 
Luca Cazzulani, UniCredit's Co-Head of Strategy Research in conversation with Bryan Pascoe, ICMA Chief Executive, gives his views on the outlook for growth, inflation and monetary policy in major economies over the next year, with his expectations for returns from fixed income assets, including sovereign bonds.…
 
Tom Porcelli, Chief U.S. Economist and Peter Schaffrik, Chief European Macro Strategist, at RBC Capital Markets share their insights on prospects for economic growth in the USA, Europe and the UK over the next two years. Comparing inflationary pressures in different markets, they discuss potential reactions from central banks in terms of rate hikes…
 
In this episode, ICMA Future Leader Sven Renders and MEP Johan Van Overtveldt talk about the importance of completing the CMU, the benefits of the new DLT pilot regime regulation for Europe’s capital markets and the added value of a digital Euro.By ICMA (International Capital Market)
 
China’s central bank cut its benchmark lending rates again on Thursday amid concerns about an economic slowdown in the world’s second-largest economy. The People’s Bank of China reduced the one-year loan prime rate by 10 basis points from 3.8% to 3.7%. In December, the PBOC had also cut the one-year loan prime rate for the first time since April 20…
 
ICMA Chief Executive Bryan Pascoe speaks to Gilles Moec, AXA Group Chief Economist, about his central scenarios for growth and inflation in 2022, contrasting developed and emerging markets, and identifying the risks which could derail them. They also discuss climate transition initiatives as a long term source of inflation and touch on fintech deve…
 
A US Senate committee will begin debating a pair of bills designed to reshape technology regulation, and US banks are gearing up for interest rate rises planned by the Federal Reserve this year. Plus, the FT’s Moscow bureau chief, Max Seddon, explains how Russia has built up its economy to protect itself from sanctions. Mentioned in this podcast: U…
 
President Biden has held a rare press conference to mark a year in office. Biden has defended his administration’s response to the global economic impact of the pandemic and concerns over supply chain problems. We speak to the BBC's Gary O'Donoghue outside the West Wing. Also in the programme, the vice president of the European Securities and Marke…
 
Trump, tariffs and Brexit — it might sound like a throwback, but it’s the present for British steelmakers. President Joe Biden cut a tax on steel imported from European Union countries last year, but the United Kingdom was excluded. Though the U.S. and U.K. plan on discussing the tariff rift, the future of British steel remains uncertain. We also h…
 
This week Microsoft announced its biggest ever deal, spending $69bn on games publisher Activision Blizzard to advance its ambitions in gaming and the metaverse. The world’s most powerful tech companies are racing to splash their cash on frontier technologies. We crunch the numbers on where they are investing their billions and ask whether these new…
 
This week Microsoft announced its biggest ever deal, spending $69bn on games publisher Activision Blizzard to advance its ambitions in gaming and the metaverse. The world’s most powerful tech companies are racing to splash their cash on frontier technologies. We crunch the numbers on where they are investing their billions and ask whether these new…
 
A special episode of the NS podcast recorded immediately after a dramatic Prime Minister’s Questions. Boris Johnson is facing an escalating leadership crisis over allegations that a string of parties were held across Whitehall during lockdown. Christian Wakeford, the MP for Bury South, defected to Labour just minutes before PMQs, while in an equall…
 
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