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:
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.
This 22-year-old is trying to save us from ChatGPT before it changes writing forever
Tuesday, January 17, 2023
A college kid's mission to prevent misuse of artificial intelligence.
New nation, new ideas: A study finds immigrants out-innovate native-born Americans
Tuesday, January 10, 2023
In a fascinating new study, a group of economists measures the impact of immigrants on American innovation.
A guide to the present moment: Finding (and losing) yourself backcountry snowboarding
Monday, January 09, 2023
While riding epic lines is the ultimate goal in this sport, the truth is only about 5% of backcountry snowboarding is actually snowboarding. The other 95% is what it takes to get you there.
Non-alcoholic beers, wines, and spirits are flooding the market right now
Wednesday, January 04, 2023
Over the past several years, the business of nonalcoholic beer, wine and spirits has boomed as more people are trying to limit their drinking.
A golden age for nonalcoholic beers, wines and spirits
Tuesday, January 03, 2023
There are many more drinking options this Dry January if you like the taste of alcoholic drinks but don't like the effects of alcohol.
Inflation has reached the North Pole as a Santa shortage looms
Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Santa's services are more in demand than ever — and he and his helpers are having a hard time keeping up.
Why the U.S. might not win the global economy without Canada and Mexico
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
A new book argues that for the U.S. to become more globally competitive and create good jobs, we must embrace and expand trade with Canada and Mexico.
How the 'Black Metropolis' made a comeback
Tuesday, October 04, 2022
Bronzeville, a neighborhood of Chicago, was the epicenter of a Black renaissance before it fell on hard times. Now, it's booming again. Here's the story of its incredible turnaround.
Remote working may be a win-win for employers, employees and — even the economy
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Nearly half of the American workforce is now working remotely at least one day a week. And new research shows that many employees consider remote work to be non-negotiable for their employment.
Why your bad boss will probably lose the remote-work wars
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Since 2020, office workers have waged an epic battle to work remotely. They're mostly winning.
The economics behind 'quiet quitting' — and what we should call it instead
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Is "quiet quitting" about being lazy or setting healthy boundaries? Is it even real? We dig into the data and ask workers themselves about what it means to them.
An economist studied popular finance tips. Some might be leading you astray
Tuesday, September 06, 2022
A Yale professor of finance read through 50 popular finance books to see how they square with traditional economic theory.
Inside the rise of 'stealerships' and the shady economics of car buying
Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Car dealerships deploy tricks and traps to make as much money as they can from you. Here's what I learned when trying to buy a new car.
Someone stole my truck. I got a crash course on the wild black market for stolen cars
Tuesday, August 23, 2022
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, automakers began adopting an anti-theft technology that dramatically reduced car thefts. But why did it take so long?