Freakonomist, Steven Levitt, was coming back to discuss cases that illustrate his unique take on research. One example illustrated why Chicago emphasizes the importance of hard data for all kinds of decision-making.
Also in this Podcast Series, Raghu Rajan, the youngest IMF chief economists discussed global imbalances in savings, investments and economic growth as part of the Global Leadership Series.
More recently, one of the brightest economists on Chicago campus, Kevin Murphy, talked about wage inequality. He asserted that increased demand for skilled workers has created wage inequality between those who have college degrees and those who don't in the United States, but the news isn't all bad. Just listen to find out why.