Video Vox

Robert Shiller 03 April 2017

The word post-truth is a new addition to the English language in 2016. In this video, Robert Shiller advocates narrative economics: economics that respect the importance of changing narratives.

Antony Chapoto 31 March 2017

Agricultural policies can move people out of poverty. In this video, Antony Chapoto discusses the need for inclusive agricultural policies. This video was recorded at the UNU-WIDER Conference in Pretoria in December 2016.

Ian Wooton 29 March 2017

Given that a soft Brexit is no longer an option, what are the implications for Scotland? In this video, Ian Wooton discusses possible scenarios for Scotland. This video is part of the “Econ after Brexit” series organised by CEPR and was recorded on 14 July 2016.

Murray Leibbrandt 29 March 2017

Are tax incentives effective in increasing youth employment? In this video, Murray Leibbrandt discusses how this policy works in South Africa. This video was recorded at the UNU-WIDER Conference in Pretoria in December 2016.

Edward Glaeser 24 March 2017

Megacities offer at the same time opportunities and challenges. In this video, Edward Glaeser outlines five lessons for policy makers to implement effective urban policies. This video was recorded at the International Growth Centre in March 2017.

Lawrence Edwards 22 March 2017

There is a concern that international competition hurts local firms. Lawrence Edwards presents his findings on the relationship between intermediate inputs and productivity. This video was recorded at the UNU-WIDER Conference in Pretoria in December 2016.

James Galbraith 20 March 2017

Has the global financial system an effect on the movement of inequality? In this video, James Galbraith discusses his research on developing tools to compare inequality across the globe. This video was recorded at the American Economic Association in Chicago in January 2017.

Itumeleng Makgetla 17 March 2017

Youth unemployment in South Africa is around 44%. In this video, Itumeleng Makgetla discusses the outcome of policies incentivising firms to hire more young workers. This video was recorded at the UNU-WIDER Conference in Pretoria in December 2016.

Elias Masilea 15 March 2017

South Africa has had a growth programme that hasn't generated jobs. In this video, Elias Masilea discusses the importance of higher-quality jobs to change the balance of labor supply and demand. This video was recorded at the UNU-WIDER Conference in Pretoria in December 2016.

Janet Currie 13 March 2017

Has inequality in mortality been going up or down? In this video, Janet Currie discusses why this inequality has been decreasing. This video was recorded at the American Economic Association in Chicago in January 2017.

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