Greg Rosalsky

Producer, Freakonomics Radio

Greg Rosalsky appears in the following:

The Strange Billionaire Who Revolutionized The Bond Market

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

A new book looks at the rise and fall of "The Bond King." It's a wild ride.


How sanctions are pinning down the Russian economy

Tuesday, March 08, 2022

The Russian economy is cratering under the weight of Western sanctions. Russian policymakers are struggling with how to respond — and what to wear.


Why America Has Been So Stingy In Fighting Child Poverty

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

The U.S. has a long tradition of favoring old people over kids. A new paper investigates why.


China promised Trump a better deal for America; it didn't actually deliver

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

In 2020, President Trump signed a deal with the Chinese government to improve trade relations. China, for the most part, has not followed through.


Why this 1990s McDonalds burger showed promise of being a wild success — but flopped

Thursday, February 10, 2022

The McDonald's Arch Deluxe is one of the most infamous product failures in history. In his new book, The Voltage Effect, economist John List says it's an example of a good idea failing to scale up.


Price Controls, Black Markets, And Skimpflation: The WWII Battle Against Inflation

Tuesday, February 08, 2022

To control inflation during WWII, the U.S. government resorted to wide-ranging price controls. Their unintended consequences might explain why today's policymakers are reluctant to try it again.


How to roll out big ideas and avoid the Museum of Failure

Tuesday, February 01, 2022

A new book develops a science of scaling.


The Great Resignation? More like The Great Renegotiation

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

"The Great Resignation" looks mostly like workers negotiating for a better deal.


The Movement To Stick Inflation Blame On Biden

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

It's a bad time to be a world leader. COVID did that.


As carbon removal gains traction, economists imagine a new market to save the planet

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Carbon removal went mainstream in 2021. But the technology is still light years away from making a real difference combating climate change. A group of economists wants to help change that.


The best and worst places to live if you only care about money

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

A new study looks at the finances of three million households over the course of a year. It finds significant differences in the standard of living across America.


Why is the Biden administration increasing the cost of building houses?

Tuesday, December 07, 2021

The Biden administration has doubled duties on lumber imported from Canada. Critics argue it hurts the goal of affordable housing.


The Conglomerate Paradox: As GE splinters, Facebook becomes Meta

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

GE announced it's breaking into three. Meanwhile, tech companies continue to take over a wider swath of industries.


Inflation is a common economic term. Have you heard of skimpflation?

Friday, November 19, 2021

Skimpflation is when a company, instead of simply raising prices, skimps on the goods and services it provides.


How American leaders failed to help workers survive the 'China Shock'

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

Trade with China devastated American communities. A research project offers lessons on how to avoid repeating the same tragedy.


Meet Skimpflation: A Reason Inflation Is Worse Than The Government Says It Is

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

The economy is malfunctioning. We're spending more and getting less. The problem is bigger than just standard inflation.


Why are so many Americans quitting their jobs?

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Americans are exiting their employers' doors and Zoom meetings in droves. In fact, 2.9% of the entire workforce quit their jobs in August, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


A Nobel Prize for a revolution in economics

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

David Card, Joshua Angrist, and Guido Imbens win a Nobel Prize for revolutionizing how economics is done.


'The Greatest Heist In History': How Haiti Was Forced To Pay Reparations For Freedom

Tuesday, October 05, 2021

Haiti is one of the poorest nations in the world, and rich countries have their fingerprints all over the nation's stunted development.


5 Lessons Evergrande Taught Us About The Chinese Economy

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Here's what a troubled property developer tells us about the Chinese economy.