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Brookings Podcast on Economic Activity
Brookings Podcast on Economic Activity
The Brookings Institution

The Brookings Podcast on Economic Activity connects you to cutting edge economic policy research and the renowned economists who create it. On... more

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Episodes

Did behavioral changes reduce COVID-19 deaths?

As COVID-19 swept across the globe, many nations struggled to define a cohesive public health strategy to prevent the spread... more

20 Jun 2024 · 26 minutes
What should regulators do about the risks to mid-sized banks?

The failure of three mid-sized banks in March 2023—three of the four largest bank failures in history—shook financial markets and... more

06 Jun 2024 · 26 minutes
What global factors could make inflation less stable?

Most advanced economies enjoyed a long period of low, stable inflation prior to 2021, with inflation in the U.S. actually... more

23 May 2024 · 23 minutes
What do Americans think about inflation?

Many indicators suggest that the U.S. economy is thriving, yet Americans continue to have a negative overall economic outlook. Stubbornly... more

09 May 2024 · 31 minutes
Do US states have different recoveries from economic shocks?

In the mid-20th century, U.S. states experienced recessions very differently from one another, which resulted in many workers migrating between... more

25 Apr 2024 · 24 minutes
How did Jamaica halve its debt in 10 years?

Many countries have faced harrowing debt burdens, and reducing the national debt is usually a lasting challenge. But in just... more

11 Apr 2024 · 29 minutes
What do we miss in standard supply chain measures?

The COVID-19 pandemic shone a spotlight on supply chains, with shortages in everything from baby formula to microchips. This spurred... more

21 Dec 2023 · 36 minutes
How worried should we be about wage-price spirals?

Economists have long debated the potential for rising wages and prices to push each other increasingly higher, driving inflation out... more

07 Dec 2023 · 31 minutes
Is the post-pandemic surge in business dynamism here to stay?

Predictably, the rate of new business formations and business expansions at the beginning of the pandemic plummeted. But, in two... more

30 Nov 2023 · 34 minutes
How have Fed interest rate hikes affected other national economies?

In an effort to quell post-pandemic inflation, the Federal Reserve raised short-term interest rates eleven times since March 2022, with... more

09 Nov 2023 · 31 minutes
Brookings Podcast on Economic Activity
Did behavioral changes reduce COVID-19 deaths?
Brookings Podcast on Economic Activity