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Economics In Ten is your go-to podcast if you want to learn about the lives, times and ideas of the world's greatest economic thinkers. Each episode is a fun exploration of a famous economist using ten different questions. Presented by Pete and Gav, your friendly neighbourhood economists, with techn… read more

44 Episodes | 2019 - 2022

Fiscal Policy Special

November 14th, 2022


When it comes to influencing the macroeconomy, governments have two big levers at their disposal - monetary policy and fiscal policy. In this new …

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Corrado Gini

October 21st, 2022


When economists discuss inequality, they often quote the Gini Coefficient, but who was the man behind the maths? In this episode, your friendly neighbourhood economists, Pete and Gav investigate the life and ideas of …

Monetary Policy Special

October 3rd, 2022


When it comes to economic policy making, there are two big levers that a government can pull - monetary policy and fiscal policy. In this new special …

Season 6 Episode 1 - A W "Bill" Phillips

September 12th, 2022


An economist that hunted crocodiles? An inventor who constructed prison camp radios and hydraulic models of the economy? An adventurer that could …

Summer Reading Special 2022

July 18th, 2022


George R R Martin once wrote “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.”  Here at EconomicsInTen we have always been keen to share our love of reading (and economics), …

Season 5 Episode 5 - Millicent Fawcett

May 9th, 2022


In 1890, the British Economic Association was formed, which would later become the Royal Economic Society. At that meeting was Millicent Fawcett and …

Cost of Living Special

March 13th, 2022


At the moment everyone seems to be talking about the cost of living crisis and it's not hard to see why. Drive past a garage forecourt in the UK and …

Season 5 Episode 4 - Arthur Pigou

March 1st, 2022


What should governments do to stop problems such as consumers overeating or producers polluting? Many economists would encourage what is known as a …

Season 5 Episode 3 - James M Buchanan

January 31st, 2022


What do we expect from our public servants? We assume they do their jobs in order to make the world a better place and improve the welfare of society but James M Buchanan had other ideas. He saw those in power looking …

Christmas Special 2021

December 6th, 2021


It's Christmas!!! AGAIN! And what more could you want this festive season than another Economics In Ten Christmas's almost becoming a …

Food and Drink Special

November 15th, 2021


As they sing in Oliver! - Food, glorious food...and we LOVE our food. We love being in the kitchen, we love coming up with recipe ideas and we love gifting food-related books like Snoop Dogg’s glorious cookbook... but …

Season 5 Episode 2 - E F Schumacher

October 29th, 2021


'A Study of Economics as if People Mattered' was the subtitle of E F Schumacher's most famous work, 'Small is Beautiful'. It might seem jarring to …

Season 5 Episode 1 - Simon Kuznets

September 17th, 2021


To establish whether you are in good shape a doctor might take your pulse. In economics, Gross Domestic Product (aka GDP) is the go-to metric for …

Summer Reading Special 2021

August 3rd, 2021


“A word after a word after a word is power.” – Margaret Atwood. Many of the great economists we have looked at in our past episodes were voracious readers, and whilst we in no way put ourselves in their company we are …

Season 4 Episode 5 - Esther Duflo

July 2nd, 2021


Have you heard of the ‘Randomistas’? Seemingly they are taking the economics world by storm and at the heart of this group of research economists is a French-American named Esther Duflo. With her husband Abhijit …

Season 4 Episode 4 - Muhammad Yunus

May 28th, 2021


Quiz Question: Who is the only economist to win the Nobel Peace Prize? Answer: Muhammad Yunus.... and yet strangely he has never been in the running to win the equivalent Economics Prize.  Is there a reason why his …

Season 4 Episode 3 - Amartya Sen

April 12th, 2021


How do you know if a country is "doing well" economically? How can we say that one country is "more developed" than another? For many years incomes (GDP) and other measures of how much "stuff" a country was making were …

Season 4 Episode 2 - Hernando de Soto

March 15th, 2021


Are you lucky enough to own your own home or business? But do you ever stop and think about what you would do if someone tried to take it from you, …

Inequality Special

February 12th, 2021


Have you ever wanted to know about inequality but didn’t know where to start? In this latest special by Pete and Gav, your friendly neighbourhood economists, you will be guided through the economics of inequality. Along …

Season 4 Episode 1 - Daniel Kahneman

January 25th, 2021


Did you hear about the psychologist that won the Nobel Prize for Economics? Sounds like the start of a joke doesn’t it? But in 2002 Daniel Kahneman …

Christmas Special 2020

December 19th, 2020


It’s Christmas!!!! But slightly different in 2020. With the coronavirus still here and a full rollout of a vaccine still distant, there might be many …

Season 3 Episode 5 - Thomas Robert Malthus

October 19th, 2020


When Thomas Carlyle famously described Economics as ‘the dismal science’ it was said that it was inspired by the writing of Thomas Malthus. His doom …

Season 3 Episode 4 - Ibn Khaldun

September 20th, 2020


Who is the founding father of Economics? Adam Smith you say? Who told you that? We did!?! Well…do you remember that famous quote attributed to Keynes …

Sport Special

August 11th, 2020


The summer of 2020 was the festival of sport that was never was. Many have tried to fill this gap, some with more success than others…I mean, who hasn’t enjoyed watching Simon Anthony complete a Sudoku puzzle on …

Season 3 Episode 3 - Joseph Schumpeter

July 27th, 2020


The chances are you have heard the phrase ‘creative destruction’ but what do you know about the man that coined it? In this podcast you will find out about Joseph Schumpeter, an economist who was hard to categorise but …

Season 3 Episode 2 - Alfred Marshall

June 29th, 2020


Demand and Supply – the cornerstone of economics! But how much do you know about Alfred Marshall, the first man to draw the ‘Marshallian Cross’ that we all use today? Some argue his ‘Principles of Economics’ was the …

Season 3 Episode 1 - Milton Friedman

June 1st, 2020


Want to know more about Milton Friedman? The marmite of economics! You may have noticed that people either love him or hate him. Mrs Thatcher lauded him as the quintessential ‘intellectual freedom fighter’ but for …

Positivity Special

May 5th, 2020


The coronavirus has meant misery for many and lockdown has been unsettling for all but in many respects, it’s created an opportunity to stop and think about what kind of world we want to live in. Covid-19 has led to the …

Coronavirus Special

March 30th, 2020


The coronavirus crisis represents a huge challenge for humanity. We are seeing policy making at the national level that is unprecedented outside of …

Season 2 Episode 5 - Joan Robinson

March 2nd, 2020


George Bernard Shaw once noted: ‘The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.’  What …

Love Special

February 1st, 2020


What does the dismal science have to say about the affairs of the heart? More than you imagine... You will be amazed at how much economics can teach you about love, lust and other four letter words. . In the latest of …

Season 2 Episode 4 - John Forbes Nash Jr

January 19th, 2020


We all like games don’t we? But in order to win games you need the best strategy and there is one economist who is synonymous with games and more specifically ‘game theory’. You might know him from the award winning …

Christmas Special 2019

December 2nd, 2019


It’s Christmas!!!! But what does Christmas have to teach us about economics? Well…quite a lot in fact as you’ll soon find out as you listen to this festive special by the Economics in Ten team. What’s the best present …

Season 2 Episode 3 - Sir Arthur Lewis

November 18th, 2019


Sir Arthur Lewis was a pioneer. The first black man to win the Economics Nobel Prize, the first black man to be a professor of any university and in any field in the UK and the economist largely seen as the first major …

Season 2 Episode 2 - Elinor Ostrom

October 20th, 2019


Traditionally economics has been a man’s world reflected in the fact that out of 84 Nobel Prize winners in Economics, only 2 (until last week only 1!) have been women. This dominance is starting to be challenged and …

Season 2 Episode 1 - Thorstein Veblen

September 22nd, 2019


Want to know why Cardi B has five super cars but can't drive? Economics has the answer! Or more specifically Thorstein Veblen does.  Who is this man …

Summer Reading Special

June 10th, 2019


 “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss 

If you want to be a great student of economics or just be well-informed about the world, then …

Season 1 Episode 5 - Karl Marx

May 13th, 2019


Interested in Karl Marx? Want to know what Marxism might be? Ever wondered what the impact of 'The Communist Manifesto' and 'Das Kapital' have been …

Environment Special

April 30th, 2019


This week we are once again moving away from our coverage of economic titans and sharing with you another of our topical "specials". 


Climate change…it’s a hot topic but what light if any can conventional …

Season 1 Episode 4 - David Ricardo

April 14th, 2019


Globalisation…it’s a hot topic in economics but why do so many economists emphasise the importance of trade? Many would argue that this began with …

Season 1 Episode 3 - Friedrich Hayek

March 18th, 2019


Want to know who Friedrich Hayek was?  Batman had the Joker. Holmes had Moriarty. Emu had Grotbags. And in the world of Economics, Keynes had Hayek. …

Happiness Special

March 4th, 2019


This week we are departing temporarily from our coverage of great economists for the first of our "Economics in Ten Specials" with a look at the growing field of Happiness Economics. 

Are you a student and worried that …

Season 1 Episode 2 - John Maynard Keynes

February 17th, 2019


Want to know who John Maynard Keynes was? How he contributed to the world of economics? And more importantly what was he chowing down on at his secret society? Listen to this episode to learn more. Keynes once said ‘in …

Season 1 Episode 1 - Adam Smith

January 20th, 2019


Want to know who Adam Smith was? How he contributed to the world of economics? And, more importantly, what would his walk on music be if he was a …

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