Greg Rosalsky

Producer, Freakonomics Radio

Prior to joining “Freakonomics Radio,” Greg Rosalsky studied economics and public policy at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School. He loves bad puns, writing, and social science. In a former life, he was a researcher at the White House and involved in politics. Raised in California, he can now be found in Brooklyn grumbling about bad weather and burritos compared to home.

Greg Rosalsky appears in the following:

Was Milton Friedman Really 'The Last Conservative?'

Tuesday, November 07, 2023

A new book looks at the life and ideas of Milton Friedman.


A Nobel prize-winning immigrant's view on American inequality

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

In a new book, Nobel Prize-winning economist Angus Deaton offers a scathing critique of American politics and economic policy.


I'm a new dad. Here's why I'm taking more parental leave than my wife.

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

More than 70 percent of American fathers return to work less than two weeks after having a baby. Here is why I'm not one of them.


Affirmative action for rich kids: It's more than just legacy admissions

Monday, July 24, 2023

A blockbuster new study finds that America's elite private colleges are systematically giving huge advantages to rich kids over their equally bright, yet less privileged peers.


Should we invest more in weather forecasting? It may save your life

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Over the last century, we've seen a huge improvement in the accuracy of weather forecasts. A new study suggests these better forecasts have tremendous value for our lives and our economy.


The Explosive Growth Of The Fireworks Market

Tuesday, July 04, 2023

Over the last few decades, states and counties across America have liberalized the use of fireworks. It's just one reason why sales of fireworks have exploded.


The Second Biggest Disaster at Mount Vesuvius

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Like an increasing number of national parks in the United States, Mount Vesuvius has begun rationing access with a quota system. The system has had some problems.


Chimp Empire and the economics of chimpanzees

Tuesday, June 06, 2023

A new Netflix docuseries provides a fascinating picture of humanity's closest living relatives.


What if AI could rebuild the middle class?

Tuesday, May 09, 2023

We spoke with MIT's David Autor, one of the top labor economists in the world, about how AI could revolutionize the job market.


This company adopted AI. Here's what happened to its human workers

Tuesday, May 02, 2023

A group of economists conducted one of the first empirical studies of "generative AI" at a real-world company. They found it had big effects.


Will interest rates drop? One economist radically changed his mind on the subject

Friday, April 21, 2023

Economists are divided on the question of whether we will return to an era of low interest rates and low inflation. A prominent economist changed his mind on the subject.


Where Are Interest Rates Going?

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

The answer could matter for your home value, stock portfolio, and the future of the economy.


Women now dominate the book business. Why there and not other creative industries?

Tuesday, April 04, 2023

A new study finds that women are excelling in the book business. Yet, they still lag in other creative industries. We search for an explanation why.


Why Nepo Babies Are Bad For Business (Sorry, 'Succession')

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

What the HBO show 'Succession' can teach us about family companies


Need a consultant? This book argues hiring one might actually damage your institution

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

A new book argues the consulting industry is weakening businesses, harming the government, and distorting the economy.


The Collapse Of Silicon Valley Bank

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

A major bank in Silicon Valley experienced a bank run and failed. Fearing a cascading catastrophe in tech and banking, the government stepped in to prevent contagion.


You may have heard of the 'union boom.' The numbers tell a different story

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Despite a stream of headlines last year about unionization drives throughout the nation, the share of American workers in unions fell to its lowest level on record. What's going on?


This doctor wants to prescribe a cure for homelessness

Tuesday, February 07, 2023

A growing hospital movement aims to improve health outcomes of homeless patients with what might be considered the ultimate preventive care: providing them with a home.


A recession might be coming. Here's what it could look like

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

From a mild recession to a so-called hard landing, we sift through the wild array of recession predictions.


A college student aims to save us from a chatbot before it changes writing forever

Friday, January 20, 2023

Edward Tian, 22, used his winter break to create an app that helps teachers detect AI-generated essays. It comes at a time when schools are growing more concerned about the use of this technology.