The pipeline problem for Black women in economics

Jul 1, 2020
Kai Ryssdal talks with Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman, CEO of the Sadie Collective.
Graduates of Spelman College in Georgia, a historically Black women's college, attend commencement ceremonies in 2002.
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How does race fit into intro econ courses?

Jun 25, 2020
Gary Hoover of the University of Oklahoma said talking about race in Econ 101 would help increase diversity in the field.
"What we expect in economics is that everyone will be ... rational," says economist Gary Hoover. Above, students at a university in Germany.
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What's going to happen to GDP?

Apr 20, 2020
With millions of sudden job losses and an unprecedented economic shutdown, forecasting GDP is different than usual this quarter.
Consumer purchases make up a large part of the economy. But right now, people aren't spending as much as they used to. Above, Target shoppers in 2001.
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An econ textbook for the real world

This new free, open source economics textbook was developed by polling students from 25 universities about what economics should teach, explains Professor Homa Zarghamee of Barnard College.
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Together, let’s get some "Econ Extra Credit"

Jan 28, 2020
Let’s read an Econ 101 textbook together, just 12 pretty slim chapters. It will be like a virtual book club.
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A new museum of economic theory for Paris

Jul 9, 2019
Art, sculpture ... economic theory? The Central Bank of France is behind the capital's latest museum.
One of the exhibitions at Citéco.
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The economics of the "Avengers" universe

Apr 25, 2019
The events of the last “Avengers” film could have dramatic economic consequences.
The cast and crew of "Avengers: Infinity War" attend the Los Angeles premiere. 

 
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What it is like to be a female economist

A Washington Post reporter talks about the "seemingly minor sexist moments" at the biggest gathering of economists in the U.S.
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, left, and former chairs Janet Yellen and Ben Bernanke participate in a panel discussion at the American Economic Association conference on Jan. 4 in Atlanta.
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Where Elizabeth Warren stands on economic issues

Dec 31, 2018
"America's middle class is under attack," the Massachusetts senator says in Monday's presidential announcement.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) addresses the media outside of her home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, after announcing she formed an exploratory committee for a 2020 presidential run on Monday.
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Stephen Moore talks trade and Trump's economics

Moore, a visiting fellow at the Heritage Foundation and economist Arthur Laffer have just come out with a new book, "Trumponomics: Inside the America First Plan to Revive Our Economy."
A truck transports a container next to stacked containers at a port in Qingdao in China's eastern Shandong province on October 12, 2018. - China's trade surplus with the United States ballooned to a record 34.1 billion USD in September despite a raft of US tariffs, official data showed on October 12, adding fuel to the spiraling trade war. 
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