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Economics and business that matters for the Netherlands and the world. An entertaining way to get informed about everything from trade wars to the psychology in your shopping cart. In each episode, presenter Traci White interviews a new expert. This is a co-production between The Northern Times and the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen.

Economics and business that matters for the Netherlands and the world. An entertaining way to get informed about everything from trade wars to the psychology in your shopping cart. In each episode, presenter Traci White interviews a new expert. This is a co-production between The Northern Times and the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen.
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Economics and business that matters for the Netherlands and the world. An entertaining way to get informed about everything from trade wars to the psychology in your shopping cart. In each episode, presenter Traci White interviews a new expert. This is a co-production between The Northern Times and the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen.

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English


Episodes

Unemployment and spousal unhappiness: how unexpected job loss can impact your partner

12/6/2018
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Assistant professor and Rosalind Franklin Fellow Milena Nikolova has looked into how one partner unexpectedly losing his or her job can impact the happiness not only of the recently let go employee, but also their spouse's well-being. Although income is obviously important, it's not just about money. How can companies soften the blow for family members when carrying out lay offs - and should they?

Duration:00:32:46

Brexit beyond politics: Bart Los on how Brexit will impact jobs

11/22/2018
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Trying to divine what the United Kingdom will be like in a post-Brexit world is a daunting task, but Bart Los, a Professor of the Economics of Technological Progress and Structural Change, is working to do just that: crunching the numbers to figure out what the impact of Brexit is likely to be on jobs and the economy not only in Britain, but in neighbouring countries with extensive trading relationships, including the Netherlands. He and his research partners have analysed what industries...

Duration:00:34:22

An international workplace: Burcu Subasi on how nationality can affect how colleagues treat you

11/15/2018
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Diversity in the workplace is good for business. It brings fresh perspectives and creativity, and helps companies make sure they have the best talent working for them. However, being an international worker can come with disadvantages. Traci White sat down with postdoctoral researcher Burcu Subasi to hear how her research reveals that being in a minority at work can hold you back.

Duration:00:31:46

A buddy or a brand? Jing Wan on anthropomorphism in marketing

11/15/2018
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From your friendly facewash to your trusty toilet cleaner, companies love giving products personalities to encourage us to buy them. It's a phenomenon called anthropomorphism and it's rooted in human psychology. To hear about how it works, Traci White caught up with Jing Wan, an assistant professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen who researches this very topic. Find out why brands want to be your buddy too!

Duration:00:39:26

Trade wars! Economist Tristan Kohl on whether anyone can win in the struggle between Trump and China

11/9/2018
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US President Donald Trump came to power on a platform of challenging unfair trade deals and taking on China. But what does a trade war actually mean, and who wins when tempers flare and tariffs spike? To find out, Traci White sat down with Tristan Kohl, assistant professor and trade economist at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen. He explained the evidence indicating the ultimate losers are consumers in the United States.

Duration:00:35:16