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A podcast discussing different behavioral anomalies related to economics, marketing, psychology, public policy, consumer preference and food science. Hosted by Cornell University graduate students.

A podcast discussing different behavioral anomalies related to economics, marketing, psychology, public policy, consumer preference and food science. Hosted by Cornell University graduate students.
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A podcast discussing different behavioral anomalies related to economics, marketing, psychology, public policy, consumer preference and food science. Hosted by Cornell University graduate students.

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English


Episodes

40: Gender Equality

8/6/2018
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For this episode we’re joined by Octaviano Canuto of the World Bank to talk about how gender equality promotes development. Hosted by Yudong Rao, Elaine Qiu, and Professor David Just.

Duration:00:34:51

39: Food Waste

7/18/2018
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In this episode we are joined by Dr. Richard Swannell of WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) to discuss food waste. We talk about how we can reduce food waste by interpreting labeling and extending the life of a product. We also talk about the economic benefit of reducing food waste at home and for industries. Hosted by Yudong Rao, Elaine Qiu, and Professor David Just.

Duration:00:27:06

38: Women in Leadership

5/25/2018
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For this special episode we’re joined by Dean Lynn Perry Wooten, Dean of the Dyson School to talk about the incoming Dyson class and its constitution at the undergraduate and MPS level. From there we explore the greater makeup of our fields, discus the diversity therein and how to attract a wider array of people to them. He also talk about the dearth of diversity of CEOs and in C-Suites in general except for under some notable circumstances. Finally we quiz Dean Wooten about various topics...

Duration:00:24:10

37: Adopting Blockchain

5/8/2018
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We are joined by Dr. Feng Han, co-founder of Elastos and visiting scholar at Columbia University, to talk about his expertise in blockchain. We cover how blockchain can be adopted to help to inform consumers about the products they consume and how it can act as reassurance in communication and transactions. We also talk about how it might be adopted at a larger scale. Hosted by Yudong Rao, Yin Yu, and Professor David Just.

Duration:00:35:08

36: Soda Tax

4/16/2018
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Today we’re joined again by PhD candidate Jakina Debnam to talk about sugar-sweetened beverage (soda) taxes in Berkeley, Philadelphia and elsewhere. We talk about who these taxes affect the most and the reactions to the taxes from their local populations. We also talk about how similar taxes may be levied on other goods. Hosted by Yudong Rao, Elaine Qiu, and Professor David Just.

Duration:00:28:33

35: Responses to Labor Saving Technical Changes

4/9/2018
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We are joined by Professor Ravi Kanbur to talk about how technology has displaced jobs historically and is actively. We also talk about ways to account for this in our era with skilled workers, tax and transfer, and policy interventions. Hosted by Yudong Rao, Elaine Qiu, and Professor David Just.

Duration:00:37:48

34: Wage Stagnation

3/22/2018
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We’re joined by Dr. Ryan Nunn of the Brookings Institute to talk about wage stagnation; what contributes to it, how it has occurred of late, how the dissemination of knowledge about wages at a firm or in a field might affect it and what impact upcoming technologies might have on it. Hosted by Yudong Rao, Elaine Qiu, and Professor David Just.

Duration:00:27:41

33: Sweatshops

3/14/2018
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Today we’re joined by Professor Nancy Chau of Cornell University to talk about her research on sweatshops. Hosted by Yudong Rao, Elaine Qiu, and Professor David Just.

Duration:00:27:35

32: Data Privacy

3/5/2018
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For this episode we are joined by PhD candidate Joy Wu and Professor Aija Leiponen to discuss data privacy; how it is collected, who possess it, and should we have more power to choose how it’s disclosed. Hosted by Elaine Qiu, Yudong Rao, and Professor David Just.

Duration:00:26:35

31: Social Capital

2/8/2018
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Professor Lindon Robison of Michigan State University joins us today to discuss his pioneering research on social capital. Hosted by Yudong Rao, Elaine Qiu, and Professor David Just. twitter.com/MadHatEconomics madhatecon@gmail.com

Duration:00:28:44

30: Machine Learning

1/24/2018
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Duration:00:30:07

29: Honey Bees’ Choice

12/1/2017
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We are joined by Dr. Michael Smith to discuss his research on honey bee behavior, his passion and history of beekeeping and his study that garnered him an Ig Nobel Prize in 2015. Hosted by Yudong Rao and Professor David Just.

Duration:00:36:05

28: Quinoa Craze

11/22/2017
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We are joined today by Professor Marc Bellemare of the University of Minnesota to talk about his research on the recent price spike in quinoa due to its rising popularity in many western countries as a 'health food’ and how this rise as a viable export economically impacts those who traditionally grow and consume it. We also discuss how food staples become staples and why only eating food that indigenous to your region isn’t necessarily a good practice. Hosted by Ceren Karacasu, Yudong Rao...

Duration:00:31:48

27: Farmer’s Preference

11/15/2017
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We are joined today by Dr. Jaap Sok of Wageningen University to discuss his recent research into farmer’s preference for blue tongue vaccinations. Hosted by Elaine Qiu, Ceren Karacasu, Yudong Rao and Professor David Just.

Duration:00:26:26

26: Technology for Health Promoting Behavior

10/25/2017
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We are joined by Professor Dan Connors of University of Colorado Denver to discuss his research on leveraging technology to increase efficiency in the healthcare system specifically in regards to fighting the opioid epidemic in the US. He also talks with us about using internet of things technology to promote better personal health. Hosted by Ceren Karacasu, Yudong Rao, Elaine Qiu and David Just.

Duration:00:27:39

25: CEO Behavior and Corporate Decisions

10/18/2017
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Today we are joined by Professor Scott Yonker to talk about his research on CEOs impact on corporate decisions. We go into many factors about how CEOs personal background and private decision making can steer the habits of a whole corporation. Hosted by Ceren Karacasu, Yudong Rao, Elaine Qiu and David Just.

Duration:00:25:38

24: Bitcoin, Bubbles and Bulbs

10/6/2017
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In this episode we are joined by MBA Student Cruise Chen to talk about bitcoin and some of the rationales as to why people invest in it. We also talk about economic bubbles and the history of how and why they form. Hosted by Ceren Karacasu, Yudong Rao and David Just.

Duration:00:27:13

23: Behavioral Dimensions of Food Security

9/29/2017
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Welcome back to Mad Hat Economics! Today we’re joined by Masters Student Prankur Gupta to talk about behavioral dimensions of food security and his work in India on food security and policy.

Duration:00:30:07

22: Behavioral Econ in Developing Nations

8/16/2017
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Today we’re joined by special guest, creator and former host of Mad Hat Economics, Roberto Figari. We discuss Roberto’s work in implementing behavioral economics strategies in developmental situations in Africa.

Duration:00:34:07

21: Behavioral Econ in Action

7/27/2017
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In this episode we’re joined by Professor David Pizarro to discuss behavioral economics in action; how it’s utilized and implemented in industry and the landscape of behavioral economics consulting.

Duration:00:32:38