Adam Davidson appears in the following:
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Thursday, August 22, 2013
More than 330,000 people filed new claims for unemployment insurance benefits last week. That sounds like a big number — and is a slight increase over the previous week — but it's being taken as some very good news. For a month, now, fewer new people are asking for unemployment insurance than at any time since November, 2007. That's before the Great Recession.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
The local food movement has received a lot of attention both for changing diets and buying habits. But has the movement has become a significant economic force?
Monday, July 29, 2013
What would happen if New York did away with rent regulation? NPR Planet Money co-founder and New York Times contributor Adam Davidson discusses possible alternatives.
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
We examine how the exchange rate between the Euro and the U.S. dollar reflects the health of the global economy.
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Just in time for Independence Day, a new study undermines one of American's most sacred notions, the American Dream. New research on economic mobility shows it is increasing in Britain and shrinking in the U.S.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Melissa Block talks to Adam Davidson about growing income inequality at every level of our economy. Davidson has been pouring over data recently released from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Some trading firms have found a way to get an advanced peek at crucial economic data before anyone else.
Monday, June 10, 2013
Adam Davidson, of NPR’s Planet Money podcast, explains why economists are finding that ticket prices for concerts are often much too low.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Robert Siegel talks with Adam Davidson from Planet Money team about this week's cluster of positive data on the health of the U.S. housing market. Davidson says the strength of the housing sector is now irrefutable, even though a broader economic recovery is still years away.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Audie Cornish talks with Adam Davidson about the Labor Department's release of the import and export price indexes on Tuesday. The data underscore the difficulty of managing the U.S. economic recovery in the interconnected global economy.
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
The Senate Judiciary Committee is beginning work Thursday on a proposal to overhaul the nation's immigration laws. Audie Cornish talks with Adam Davidson of the Planet Money team about what academic research says about the economic impact of immigration.
Friday, May 03, 2013
Melissa Block talks with Adam Davidson about Friday's unemployment report for April and the methodology that underlies it.
Thursday, April 04, 2013
Every week, the Department of Labor issues data detailing the number of people who filed for unemployment benefits in the previous week. According to Thursday's report, 385,000 people filed last week, the third weekly increase in a row, and a higher figure than expected. Robert Siegel talks with Adam Davidson about this week's initial claims report. Davidson says the report can help illuminate the vital question of whether the United States has a cyclical or a structural unemployment problem.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Even in good economic times, new jobs are constantly being created and old jobs are constantly being destroyed.
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at a record high Tuesday, but only if you look at the Dow in non-inflation-adjusted terms. Adam Davidson of the Planet Money team tells Melissa Block that the Dow is of almost no value as a measure of U.S. economic activity.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Adam Davidson, co-founder and co-host of Planet Money, a co-production of NPR and This American Life, and author of the weekly "It's the Economy" column for the New York Times Magazine, talks about current economic issues—whether illegal immigrants really hurt the economy, what would happen if economists controlled the borders, the connection between money and happiness, and waning power of union, the debate over raising the minimum wage, sequestration, and more.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Adam Davidson, co-founder and co-host of Planet Money, a co-production of NPR and This American Life, and writer of the weekly "It's the Economy" column for the New York Times Magazine, looks at the economic impact of Hurricane Sandy.
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
A cluster of wholesale stores in Manhattan sell a weird mix cheap stuff to small entrepreneurs from Africa and Latin America.
Friday, September 14, 2012
30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: Adam Davidson and Alex Blumberg of Planet Money and Manoush Zamorodi of WNYC's New Tech City on how government measures can boost the economy and move Americans towards an end of the Great Recession. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.