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Economic Rockstar is created for you, the economist, financial analyst, teacher or student. If you are looking to expand your knowledge or awareness, Frank Conway delivers the information you just don't want to miss. Economic Rockstar brings to you each week an economist, financial analyst or business leader who shares their experiences, research interests or ideas. Hear their views on different schools of economic thinking - Chicago, Austrian, Keynesian and Classical, behavioral economics, stock markets, and how economics and finance can be used in our lives. Economic Rockstar interviews top-level lecturers and academics from highly renowned universities, best-selling authors and bloggers, inspirational CEOs and business leaders, as well as amazing and thought-provoking people who have recently discovered economics and finance and are carving out a career in their new-found passion. Guests in each episode gives us wonderful advice, takeaways and insights that will help you become part of the Economic Rockstar community that will be 'Connecting Brilliant Minds in Economics and Finance'.

Economic Rockstar is created for you, the economist, financial analyst, teacher or student. If you are looking to expand your knowledge or awareness, Frank Conway delivers the information you just don't want to miss. Economic Rockstar brings to you each week an economist, financial analyst or business leader who shares their experiences, research interests or ideas. Hear their views on different schools of economic thinking - Chicago, Austrian, Keynesian and Classical, behavioral economics, stock markets, and how economics and finance can be used in our lives. Economic Rockstar interviews top-level lecturers and academics from highly renowned universities, best-selling authors and bloggers, inspirational CEOs and business leaders, as well as amazing and thought-provoking people who have recently discovered economics and finance and are carving out a career in their new-found passion. Guests in each episode gives us wonderful advice, takeaways and insights that will help you become part of the Economic Rockstar community that will be 'Connecting Brilliant Minds in Economics and Finance'.
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Economic Rockstar is created for you, the economist, financial analyst, teacher or student. If you are looking to expand your knowledge or awareness, Frank Conway delivers the information you just don't want to miss. Economic Rockstar brings to you each week an economist, financial analyst or business leader who shares their experiences, research interests or ideas. Hear their views on different schools of economic thinking - Chicago, Austrian, Keynesian and Classical, behavioral economics, stock markets, and how economics and finance can be used in our lives. Economic Rockstar interviews top-level lecturers and academics from highly renowned universities, best-selling authors and bloggers, inspirational CEOs and business leaders, as well as amazing and thought-provoking people who have recently discovered economics and finance and are carving out a career in their new-found passion. Guests in each episode gives us wonderful advice, takeaways and insights that will help you become part of the Economic Rockstar community that will be 'Connecting Brilliant Minds in Economics and Finance'.

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Episodes

158: Robin Hanson Rebroadcast: The Age of Em and How Brain Emulations Will Double Economic Growth Every Month

9/14/2018
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This is a rebroadcast of my conversation with Professor Robin Hanson of George Mason University. Robin discusses his book the Age of Em and I decided to rebroadcast this after listening to The Joe Rogan Experience with Elon Musk. Check out the show notes page at www.economicrockstar.com/robinhanson Support the show at www.patreon.com/economicrockstar Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

Duration:01:04:01

157: François Allisson on Value and Prices in Russian Economic Thought

9/8/2018
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François Allisson is a scholar in history of economic thought and a senior lecturer at the Centre Walras-Pareto at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. His research interests encompass the whole history of Russian economic thought, with a special emphasis on the theories of value and prices at the end of the imperial period and the beginning of the Soviet era ( which covers the years from the 1870s to the 1920s). In this episode we chat about pricing using the theory labour of value...

Duration:01:55:36

156: Peter Boettke on Hayekian Economics, Political Economy and Social Philosophy

8/31/2018
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Peter Boettke of George Mason University joins me once again on the podcast. He discusses the Hayekian principles laid out in his new book "F. A. Hayek: Economics, Political Economy and Social Philosophy". Check out the links at www.economicrockstar.com/hayekeconomics Support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/economicrockstar

Duration:01:55:38

155: Lotta Moberg on Refugee Cities and the Blockchain Industry as Special Economic Zones

8/24/2018
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Lotta Moberg is a Macroeconomic Analyst for William Blair’s Dynamic Allocation Strategies (DAS) team. She has a Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University and earned her BA in Economics from Lund University (Sweden). Prior to joining the DAS team, Lotta worked in Russia for the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and in Kosovo for the Swedish Armed Forces. She has published articles on special economic zones, tax benefits, tax competition, and municipal bankruptcy. Lotta's book The...

Duration:01:09:01

154: Pat Holt on the Economics in Spider-Man, Wonder Woman and Black Panther

8/17/2018
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Pat Holt is a computer engineer, a comic book geek and a born-again economics lover. Pat reached out to Brian O'Roark after listening to episode 116 of this podcast and after a while, he contributed a chapter to the book 'Superheroes and Economics: The Shadowy World of Capes, Masks and Invisible Hands' edited by Rob Salkowitz and Brian. Listen to Pat's story right here on the Economic Rockstar podcast. Check out the show notes page at www.economicrockstar.com/patholt Support the podcast...

Duration:01:09:10

153: Sarah Skwire and Steve Horwitz on Their Writing Approach, Advice, Habits and Struggles

8/11/2018
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I catch up once again with Sarah Skwire and Steve Horwitz but this episode is a little different and was inspired by my previous conversation with Sarah back in episode 129. We chat about their approach to writing, their habits and struggles that they deal with as well as any tips and advice that they can share with us. Check out the show notes over at www.economicrockstar.com/sarahandsteve Support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/economicrockstar

Duration:01:43:25

152: David Kyle Johnson on Economics and Philosophy in Soylent Green

8/4/2018
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This is a 3rd instalment of my interviews with Professor David Kyle Johnson, an Associate Professor of Philosophy at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. We catch up again after watching the 1973 dystopian movie 'Soylent Green' and discuss some economics and philosophical themes that run through the movie. I hope you enjoy this one. Make sure to listen to episodes 146 and 151 featuring Professor Johnson. Check out the show notes page for all links and resources mentioned in this...

Duration:01:05:45

151: David Kyle Johnson Unreleased Bonus Episode Continuing Our Conversation from Episode 146

8/2/2018
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This is a continuation of my conversation with Professor David Kyle Johnson from Episode 146. Here we talk about some economic themes present in the 1970s movie Soylent Green and more. Show notes at www.economicrockstar.com/episode151 Support the show for as little as $1 per month at www.patreon.com/economicrockstar Thanks again for your continued support. It's always appreciated.

Duration:00:37:13

150: Chris Blattman on Crime, Cocaine, Chicago Gangs and the Colombia Mafia

7/28/2018
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Chris Blattman is the Ramalee E. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies at The University of Chicago’s Pearson Institute and Harris Public Policy. He is an economist and political scientist who studies poverty, violence and crime in developing countries. Chris has designed and evaluated strategies for tackling poverty, including cash transfers to the poorest. Much of his work is with the victims and perpetrators of crime and violence, testing the link between poverty and...

Duration:01:23:48

149: Soumaya Keynes on Tariffs, Trump and Trade Agreements

7/20/2018
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Soumaya Keynes is the economics and trade correspondent at The Economist. She writes for the print edition and the Free Exchange blog. Before joining The Economist Soumaya did research on the public finances and pensions at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, an economic research institute. Before that Soumaya worked in the Banking and Credit team at Her Majesty’s Treasury in London. Soumaya has an M.Phil. and B.A. in Economics from Trinity College, Cambridge. She is co-host of a weekly...

Duration:01:08:52

148: Tom W. Bell on Special Economic Zones, Copyright and Liberland

7/15/2018
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Tom W. Bell earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Chicago in 1993, then practiced law in Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. before serving as a policy director at the Cato Institute. In 1998, he joined the faculty of Chapman University, Fowler School of Law, where he teaches all of the first-year common law courses and electives in high-tech and intellectual property law. Professor Bell has published papers on copyright, Internet law, polycentric law, prediction markets, and...

Duration:01:16:08

147: Ngaio Hotte on Resource Economics, Externalities and Elinor Ostrom

7/8/2018
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Ngaio Hotte is a Ph.D candidate at the University of British Columbia. Her research title is ‘How can trust be built among parties engaged in collaborative natural resource governance?’ and she draws influence from the work of the only female Nobel laureate in economics, Elinor Ostrom. Ngaio’s Research Interests include trust, government-to-government relations, Indigenous communities, collaboration and natural resources and we touch on some of these topics in out conversation in this...

Duration:00:41:34

146: David Kyle Johnson on Science Fiction as Philosophy and Finding Nietzsche's Übermensch in Economics

6/30/2018
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Dr. David Kyle Johnson is Associate Professor of Philosophy at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He earned a master’s degree and doctorate in philosophy from the University of Oklahoma. At Oklahoma, he won the coveted Kenneth Merrill Graduate Teaching Award. In 2011, the American Philosophical Association’s committee on public philosophy gave him an award for his ability to make philosophy accessible to the general public. Professor Johnson regularly teaches classes on...

Duration:01:07:29

145: Marie Mora on Puerto Rican Socioeconomic Outcomes in the US and the AEA Mentoring Program

6/24/2018
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Marie Mora is professor of economics at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Professor Mora serves as director of the National Science Foundation-funded American Economic Association Mentoring Program and has served on the board of the American Economic Association’s Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession. She also served two terms as a member of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Users Advisory Committee, two terms as president of the American...

Duration:01:05:12

144: Donald Boudreaux on International Trade, Tariffs and Protectionism

6/15/2018
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Donald Boudreaux is an American economist, author, professor, and co-director of the Program on the American Economy and Globalization at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. He is the author of the 2007 and 2012 books Globalization and Hypocrites and Half-Wits, respectively. He contributes a column twice a month to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and contributes to the Cafe Hayek blog. Check out the links, books and resources mentioned in this episode at...

Duration:01:15:54

143: Mike Melissinos on Launching an Investment Firm Using the Trend Following System

6/10/2018
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Mike Melissinos began his research into investing philosophy while working as a junior analyst at Bear Stearns and J.P. Morgan. Both the collapse of Bear and the Financial Crisis, in general, were eye-opening experiences and motivated him to launch his own investment firm – namely, to offer a better way to protect capital while still being able to capitalize on major trends. He graduated from Seton Hall University (2006) with a degree in Accounting. In 2007, Michael worked as a hedge fund...

Duration:01:06:15

142: Niels Kaastrup-Larsen on Time, Diversification and Asset Allocation in Trend Following Strategies

6/2/2018
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Niels Kaastrup-Larsen is Managing Director (Europe) of Dunn Capital. He is the founder and host of the podcast Top Traders Unplugged and also hosts the CME Group's podcast Managed Futures. Check out all the links, books and resources mentioned in this episode at www.economicrockstar.com/niels2 Check out www.patreon.com/economicrockstar for ways in which you can help support the podcast

Duration:01:14:43

141: Dan Hamermesh on the Economics of Sleep

5/27/2018
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Dan Hamermesh discusses his current work and his forthcoming book 'Spending Time' which explores the allocation and the use of time by gender, by region, by country and by economic factors. The main focus of this conversation is on the economics of sleep. Check out the links, resources and books mentioned in this episode over on the show notes page at www.economicrockstar.com/danhamermesh2. If you enjoyed this episode, check out my other conversation with Dan from Episode 25 on the...

Duration:00:50:27

140: Michael Covel on the Trend Following Strategy that Beats the Market

5/11/2018
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Michael Covel is an entrepreneur and author of five books on Trend Following as well as host of his podcast Trend Following Radio. His podcast and work on Trend Following can be found on his website www.trendfollowing.com. Check out the all links to this episode at www.economicrockstar.com/michaelcovel. To support the show, please leave an honest rating and review on Apple Podcasts and subscribe so that you'll never miss an episode. Check out other ways in which you can support the show...

Duration:01:07:01

139: Loretta Napoleoni on North Korea The Country We Love to Hate

5/6/2018
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Loretta Napoleoni returns to the Economic Rockstar podcast to talk about her work and recent book on North Korea. Loretta is an expert on terrorist financing and money laundering, and advises several governments and international organizations on counter-terrorism. Check out the show notes page at www.economicrockstar.com/lorettanapoleoni or visit Loretta's own site at www.lorettanapoleoni.net.

Duration:01:06:28