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Political Economy Forum

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The Political Economy Forum of the University of Washington discusses cutting-edge academic research in the area of Political Economy.

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#65 - Economism and Bad Economics - w/ James Kwak

November 22nd, 2021

38:40

In this episode, Prof. James Kwak of UConn School of Law speaks to Nicolas Wittstock about the impact of overly simple economic models on policy …

#64 - Drugs in Third Reich Germany - w/ Norman Ohler

November 15th, 2021

34:02

In this episode, Norman Ohler speaks to Nicolas Wittstock about "Blitzed - Drugs in Nazi Germany", Norman's work on the invention, use, and impact of …

#62 - The Evergrande Crisis and Property Rights in China - w/ Susan Whiting

November 1st, 2021

48:37

In this episode, Prof. Susan Whiting of the University of Washington speaks to Nicolas Wittstock about the crisis of Chinese real estate developer …

#61 - The Political Economy of Gifting - w/ Tony Gill

October 25th, 2021

50:21

In this episode, Prof. Tony Gill of the University of Washington speaks to Nicolas Wittstock about gifting. While some have suggested that gifting is …

#60 - Return of the Pragmatic Center after Germany's 2021 Federal Election - w/ Niko Switek

October 20th, 2021

37:51

In this episode, returning podcast guest Niko Switek - former DAAD Visiting Professor in the Henry M. Jackson School and Department of Political …

#59 - Free Enterprise: From New Deal Opposition to Proclaimed Common Sense - w/ Lawrence Glickman

October 4th, 2021

42:22

Prof. Lawrence Glickman of Cornell University speaks to Nicolas Wittstock about the history and impact of the idea of "Free Enterprise" on American …

#58 – The State of the Clean Energy Transition – w/ Bruce Usher

September 20th, 2021

40:13

Prof. Bruce Usher of Columbia Business School speaks to Nicolas Wittstock about the current state of the transition towards renewable energy and the …

#56 - China's War on Big Tech in 2021 - w/ Rogier Creemers

September 6th, 2021

51:35

Rogier Creemers of Leiden University joins Nicolas Wittstock to discuss the recent efforts by Chinese policymakers to regulate its digital technology …

#54 - Privacy is Power - w/ Carissa Véliz

August 23rd, 2021

23:15

Carissa Véliz - Associate Professor of Philosophy at University of Oxford - discusses her 2020 book - "Privacy is Power" with Nicolas Wittstock


#53 - Development, Inequality, and Corruption in Latin America - w/ Leticia Abad

August 16th, 2021

1:06:54

Prof. Leticia Arroyo Abad of CUNY Queens College speaks to Forum Fellow Nicolas Wittstock about political and economic development in Latin America …

#52 - Property rights and corruption in feudal England - w/ Sean Bottomley

August 9th, 2021

41:06

Senior Fellow Sean Bottomley of Northumbria University speaks to Nicolas Wittstock about the Court of Wards - a medieval legal institution in …

#51 - Education systems and technological change - w/ Marius Busemeyer

August 2nd, 2021

45:31

Prof. Marius Busemeyer of Konstanz University speaks to Nicolas Wittstock about education and vocational training systems. To invest in and improve …

#48 - Has Big Tech oversold its productivity? - w/ Victor Menaldo

July 12th, 2021

39:25

In this episode, Victor Menaldo speaks to Nicolas Wittstock about his forthcoming book on productivity within the US technology sector. Robert Solow …

#46 - The Meritocracy Trap - w/ Daniel Markovits

June 28th, 2021

49:11

In this episode, Prof. Daniel Markovits of Yale Law School speaks to Nicolas Wittstock about the US labor market, education system, and economic …

#45 - The Geography of Innovation in the US - w/ Enrico Moretti

June 21st, 2021

42:50

In this episode, Prof. Enrico Moretti of the University of California, Berkely speaks to Nicolas Wittstock about the economic geography of the United …

#44 - Innovation to Combat Climate Change - w/ Ralf Martin

June 14th, 2021

47:47

In this episode, Dr. Ralf Martin of Imperial College London speaks to Nicolas Wittstock about two recent papers that Martin co-authored. The …

#43 - The Digitization of State Repression - w/ Steven Feldstein

June 7th, 2021

52:18

In this episode, Senior Fellow Steven Feldstein of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in the Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program …

#42 - Improving Democracy through Debate - w/ Mark Alan Smith

May 31st, 2021

51:45

In this episode, Professor Mark Alan Smith of the University of Washington speaks to Forum Fellows Morgan Wack and Nicolas Wittstock about reforming …

#41 - Anger, Populism, and Modern Economics - w/ Mark Blyth

May 24th, 2021

52:25

In this episode, Dr. Mark Blyth of Brown University discusses his most recent book, Angrynomics, with Forum Affiliate Morgan Wack. In just under an …

#40 - Political Economy of Cancel Culture - w/ Victor Menaldo

May 17th, 2021

1:13:41

Victor Menaldo speaks to Nicolas Wittstock about a political economy approach to explaining the phenomenon of cancel culture.

#39 - Radical Markets for Radical Democracy - w/ Glen Weyl

May 10th, 2021

36:50

Glen Weyl speaks to Forum Fellow Nicolas Wittstock about his work with RadicalXchange and the reform agenda they propose. In his 2018 book with Eric …

#38 - Democratic Backsliding in American States - w/ Jake Grumbach

May 5th, 2021

56:06

Jake Grumbach, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Washington joins Forum Fellows Morgan Wack and Nicolas Wittstock to …

#37 - Can Taxes Improve Politics? - w/ Jonathan Weigel

April 26th, 2021

1:05:29

In this episode, Jonathan Weigel discusses his work with DRC officials to improve tax collection efforts and the political participation of local …

#36 - State v. the Internet? - w/ Natasha Tusikov

April 19th, 2021

50:26

In this episode, Natasha Tusikov discusses the co-edited volume "Power and Authority in Internet Governance: Return of the State?" with Forum fellow

#35 - Invention, Innovation, and the British Industrial Revolution - w/ Anton Howes

April 12th, 2021

1:12:47

In this episode, Anton Howes - head of innovation research at The Entrepreneurs Network, discusses the history of invention in Britain with host

#32 - Selling your Soul or Hedging? What are Income Pools?

March 26th, 2021

58:21

Selling your soul or sharing risk and gain access to productive networks? Income share agreements are controversial but may offer an opportunity to …

#30 - How Dictators (ab)use Democratic Institutions - w/ Anne Meng

March 15th, 2021

1:07:26

Anne Meng - Assistant Prof. of Political Science at University of Virginia and Forum host Nicolas Wittstock discuss how dictators use seemingly …

#29 - Special Townhall Discussion *Crossover with Neither Free Nor Fair?*

March 5th, 2021

1:13:54

In this special, crossover episode with the Neither Free Nor Fair?, Professors Long and Menaldo are having an open, live discussion with Forum …

#28 - Automatic Voter Registration to the rescue? - w/ Ellen Seljan

March 2nd, 2021

41:17

Professor Ellen Seljan from Lewis & Clark speaks to Forum Fellow Nicolas Wittstock on her recent work on the effects of automatic voter …

#26 - Far-Right and Far-Left in Europe - w/ Niko Switek

February 16th, 2021

30:01

Niko Switek, the DAAD Visiting Assistant Professor for German Studies at the Henry M. Jackson  School for International Studies and the Department of …

#25 - Prison Gangs and Governance - w/ David Skarbek

February 8th, 2021

46:24

In this episode, Forum affiliate Megan Erickson speaks to David Skarbek of Brown University about his research on prison gangs and how prison systems …

#24 - Understanding Adam Smith -w/ Glory Liu

February 1st, 2021

1:05:14

Harvard Social Science Fellow Glory Liu speaks to Forum Fellow Nicolas Wittstock about Adam Smith's reception in the United States. 


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#22 - Economic Perceptions and Policy Preferences - w/ Asli Cansunar

January 25th, 2021

41:47

Assistant Professor Asli Cansunar and Morgan Wack discuss how perceptions can shape policy preferences. They also touch on the influence social media …

#21 - Free Speech on Social Media - w/ Roddy Lindsay

January 18th, 2021

1:03:38

Prof. Victor Menaldo and Nicolas Wittstock host Roddy Lindsay, CEO of Hustle and opinion columnist at The Information, to discuss the implications of

Long and Menaldo: Insurrection, Sedition, Coup -- oh my! *Special Cross-over episode*

January 7th, 2021

1:09:26

Prof. Victor Menaldo of UW Political Economy Forum discusses with James whether the mob that attacked the Capitol is a coup attempt, insurrection, or …

Mark Alan Smith: Can Science Resolve Political Debates?

January 3rd, 2021

45:19

Professor Mark Alan Smith and Forum Fellow Nicolas Wittstock debate to what extent the results of scientific inquiry can inform public policy and …

Magistro and Menaldo: Populist Economic Policy

December 21st, 2020

56:21

PhD Candidate Beatrice Magistro and Professor Victor Menaldo make the case that all populist leaders pursue similar economic policy - regardless of …

Dennis Young: Immigrant Detention Centers

December 14th, 2020

1:00:07

Dennis Young, PhD student in Political Science at the UW,  presents his research on Immigration Detention Centers in the US. 

Will Gochberg: Land Rights in Uganda

December 7th, 2020

42:43

Will Gochberg, Postdoctoral Research Associate at Washington University in St. Louis speaks to Morgan about his dissertation project on

#15 - Big Tech and Antitrust Policy - w/ Victor Menaldo

November 30th, 2020

1:10:41

In this episode, Professor Victor Menaldo and Nicolas Wittstock explore the facts, logic, and evidence behind the consumer welfare approach to …

Heath on International Scrutiny and Working Conditions in Manufacturing

November 23rd, 2020

30:04

UW Economics Professor and Forum Co-Founder Rachel Heath joins Forum Fellow Morgan Wack to discuss her paper on the effects of international scrutiny …

Long and Menaldo on Coups and Contested Elections in the US

November 14th, 2020

1:16:05

Victor Menaldo and James Long of Political Economy Forum discuss why a coup is unlikely in the US, the anxieties & realities of political …

#11 - Politician Performance Transparency - w/ Guy Grossman

November 7th, 2020

56:39

Forum Fellow Morgan Wack hosts Guy Grossman, Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, founder and director of U Penn’s …

#10 - Economic Literacy - w/ Beatrice Magistro

October 30th, 2020

42:49

In this episode,  Nicolas Wittstock hosts  PhD Candidate Beatrice Magistro. They discuss Beatrice’s dissertation on the relationship between …

#7 - Liberalism, Academic Freedom, and Science - w/ Menaldo and Wittstock

October 12th, 2020

1:12:03

This episode is a conversation between Professor Victor Menaldo, Jesse – a friend of the forum who works for a Big Tech company – and Nicolas …

Neither Free Nor Fair? - *New Podcast on Election Security*

September 26th, 2020

1:44

In this new podcast series, “Neither Free Nor Fair?” we will try to make sense of the evolving threats to election security and democracy in the US …

#4 - The End of Capitalism? - w/ Victor Menaldo

September 23rd, 2020

1:19:29

In this episode, Professor Victor Menaldo and Nicolas Wittstock discuss Capitalisms historical trajectory and the pathbreaking economic expansion of …

#3 - On Science and Evidence-Based Policymaking

September 14th, 2020

52:32

In this episode, the founders and organizers of the UW Political Economy Forum discuss the importance of the scientific method to improve how …

#2 - Is Cancel Culture Threatening Free Speech?

September 2nd, 2020

1:19:11

“If we don’t try to solve the fundamental problem behind the speech that we dislike and work only to mitigate the symptom — by censoring it — we …

#1 - What is Political Economy? - w/ Heath, Long, and Menaldo

September 2nd, 2020

1:02:50

In this episode, University of Washington Professors Rachel Heath, James Long, and Victor Menaldo discuss what Political Economy is and what it has …

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