Archive for June 11th, 2021

The Economic History Podcast

June 11, 2021

Seán Kenny, Postdoctoral fellow at und University Sweden has started a superb podcast on economic history.

The Economic History podcast is a platform for sharing knowledge, ideas and new research with a general interest audience. Each fortnight, we meet leading academics in the field and discuss a range of topics, including pandemics, long run economic growth, gender issues, financial crises, inequality, sustainable development and a number of weird and fun economic experiments in history. There is no time like the past to help us understand the present.

The podcast has featured 24 episodes so far and each one is a gem. It is amazing to grasp and understand economic history via this medium. The subject has many layers which papers, books etc. cannot cover and can be done much better in a conversation format. I think podcasts such as this one by Kenny could be used for teaching economic history.


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