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Stanford's 'Marriage Pact' Is Actually A Great Way To Understand Economic Markets

Friday, April 09, 2021

At Stanford University, an assignment for a class on markets led to an experiment using economic thinking to match undergrads together romantically. It's a great way to understand many other markets.


As Material Prices Rise, Economists Say There May Be A New Supercycle Ahead

Friday, March 26, 2021

Prices for materials like copper, soybeans and oil have been rising to the point that some economists are talking about a new 'supercycle' — an event in which prices go high and stay high for years.


Hello, and Welcome to Planet Money

Friday, May 15, 2020

For our 1,000th episode: a (very) short list of listener favorites! that, if you just started listening, also does a good job introducing what we try to do every week. Thanks for listening!


Is The Economy Coming Down With Something?

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Planet Money's roundup of a crazy few days in economic news.


Why We Should All Watch 'American Factory'

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The Netflix documentary is one of the most honest and interesting looks at trade between China and the U.S.


What Did Wimbledon Teach Us About Genius?

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Federer, Djokovic — and the debate between specialists and generalists.


Episode 887: You Asked For It, Yet Again

Friday, January 11, 2019

On today's show we answer questions about silver dollars, Venmo, and Brexit. Why? Because you asked!


Episode 881: The Prisoners Of The Trade War

Friday, December 14, 2018

A truce in the U.S.-China trade war seemed close. And then the arrests started.


Episode 880: Is Amazon Good For New York?

Friday, December 07, 2018

Amazon is opening a new office in Long Island City, Queens. Critics of the plan say New York got ripped off from a big corporation. We spent a day in the neighborhood asking people what they think.


Episode 864: The Central (Bankers') Question

Friday, September 14, 2018

We crash a party of central bankers to get an answer to one of the biggest economic questions of our time.


Episode 859: You Asked For Even More

Friday, August 10, 2018

You have a lot of questions... about tariffs, unemployment rates, and RV dealerships, to name a few. We have answers.


A Case For Tontines, A Morbid Mix Of Retirement Plan And Lottery

Thursday, October 26, 2017

An ancient financial arrangement, a death pact known as a tontine, may be relevant to today's understanding of insurance, and how it could be cheaper and more efficient.