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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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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
How did Germany fare without Russian gas?

After the Russian invasion of Ukraine, there was a heated debate in Germany about whether to embargo the import of... more

26 Oct 2023 · 37 minutes
Why is life expectancy falling faster for adults without a BA?

In their latest research in the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Anne Case and Angus Deaton show that life expectancy... more

12 Oct 2023 · 34 minutes
What’s BPEA’s role in shaping economic policy?

For over 50 years, the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity has published research on urgent public policy issues by some... more

08 Jun 2023 · 28 minutes
Why haven’t workers returned to the labor force after COVID-19?

Labor force participation plummeted by more than 3 percentage points during the first two months of the COVID-19 pandemic in... more

25 May 2023 · 17 minutes
What is the evidence for deglobalization?

It is widely understood that the global economy has become increasingly interconnected over the last century, with especially rapid globalization... more

11 May 2023 · 34 minutes
How much will the climate provisions in the IRA cost, and what will they achieve?

The Inflation Reduction Act is the largest piece of climate legislation ever passed in the U.S. The bill's incentives will... more

27 Apr 2023 · 22 minutes
Brookings Podcast on Economic Activity
What do we miss in standard supply chain measures?
Brookings Podcast on Economic Activity