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Best European Bank for Reconstruction and Development podcasts we could find (updated January 2020)
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Updated January 2020
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Rate, review and subscribe to our podcast Pocket DilemmasWe say goodbye to our former Chief Economist Sergei Guriev and look back at his 3 years at the EBRD. This special episode, recorded in August, focuses on the main themes of his time with us: reforms, democracy and economic growth.Join Jonathan Charles and Kerrie Law in conversation with Serge…
 
Rate, review and subscribe to our podcast Pocket DilemmasDoes the uncontrolled growth of large cities endanger smart and sustainable living? From adaptive traffic lights to wooden skyscrapers, what is the future for our cities? Will they look more like an urban paradise or suburban sprawl stretching as far as the eye can see? Could algorithms help …
 
Rate, review and subscribe to our podcast Pocket DilemmasJoin Jonathan Charles and Kerry Law on a journey to the region which breached the Berlin Wall and tore down the Iron Curtain in 1989. Where are the peoples of Germany, Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union three decades on? We ask in this very special episode of our Pocket Di…
 
Rate, review and subscribe to our podcast, Pocket Dilemmas What are the lessons to be learnt from Chernobyl? How does one decommission a power plant which has been the site of the world’s worst nuclear accident and manage its legacy? The EBRD has been working on making the Chernobyl nuclear power plant safe for over 25 years, as explained in the la…
 
Rate, review and subscribe to our podcast Pocket DilemmasEarlier this year Bill Gates tweeted an infographic showing ‘how much life has improved over the last two centuries,’ particularly as measured by an apparent decline in extreme poverty. The graph provoked fierce debate amongst economists across the globe. In this episode of Pocket Dilemmas ou…
 
Rate, review and subscribe to our podcast, Pocket DilemmasHow does sexual orientation affect the pay gap? While we often hear of the gender pay gap, we set about exploring how sexual preferences impact salaries and rights in the workplace and elsewhere On this week’s episode of Pocket Dilemmas we speak to Kitt Carpenter Professor of Economics at Va…
 
Rate, review and subscribe to our podcast Pocket DilemmasWe recorded the most recent episode of Pocket Dilemmas in front of a live audience in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s capital Sarajevo, host of last week’s 2019 Annual Meeting and Business Forum. Our presenters, Jonathan Charles and Kerrie Law, led a discussion of the most pressing challenges of our…
 
Rate, review and subscribe to our podcast, Pocket Dilemmas What is the future of money? Are cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin a modern-day miracle or a mirage? We invited our very own Stuart Trow and Zeynep Gurguc from Imperial College London to help us resolve this week’s dilemma on our podcast Pocket Dilemmas.We also talked to Jelena Madir, Chief …
 
Rate, review and subscribe to our podcast Pocket Dilemmas What is the future of work? How will technology, automation and AI change our jobs and will we and our children actually have jobs the way we do now? Will, in fact, the future be a battle between us and the machines? This week we have Jason Furman from Harvard Kennedy School and our Chief Ec…
 
Rate, review and subscribe to our podcast Pocket Dilemmas Should algorithms rule the world? Maybe they do so already and we just never noticed. Will they in fact do a better job than mere humans? What are the ethical implications of the algorithm use for the policy makers? EmbedWe invited Jonnie Penn, Google Technology Policy fellow, and Dawn Duhan…
 
Episode One, dedicated to the origins of Brexit and its impact on the EBRD regions ( over 30 economies inside and outside the EU), was recorded in front of a live audience at our headquarters at the heart of the City of London on 3rd April and you can now listen to it here.Are there winners and losers? What do people outside the EU think about Brex…
 
We're launching our new podcast, Pocket Dilemmas, dedicated to uncovering answers to the biggest questions of our time.We begin new season with a very special live event on Why Brexit and its impact on EBRD countries, recorded on 3 April in the Auditorium.Here is a little taster of what’s coming up in the series from the power of algorithms to the …
 
In the new episode of our ‘Pocket Economics’ podcast, we discuss the challenges faced by refugees and the communities that host them. How can the private sector and international organisations help? Listen to Daphne Jayasinghe in conversation with Vanora Bennett.By EBRD
 
In this special ‘live’ edition of our podcast Pocket Economics, the EBRD’s Jonathan Charles discusses the challenges our world is currently facing with the FT’s Neil Buckley and, also from the EBRD, Sergei Guriev, Alexia Latortue and Tarek Osman.By EBRD
 
In the second part of our review of the future of development finance Owen Barder, Vice President at the Center for Global Development, discusses its current goals and challenges with Jonathan Charles. What needs to be done and what can the EBRD and other Multilateral Development Banks do better? Can we deliver the Sustainable Development Goals by …
 
Is environmental protection compatible with continued global economic growth? Are economies put on a path to green growth? And which countries are leading the green race? Listen to Sam Fankhauser, Professor at the LSE and Co-Director at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment in conversation with Vanora Bennett.…
 
What is the future of development finance? How important is the private sector to our efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals? In this edition of our ‘Pocket Economics’ podcast, Jonathan Charles discusses these and other topics with a very special guest, Sir Suma Chakrabarti, the EBRD President.…
 
A new episode of the ‘Pocket Economics’ podcast examines whether women are discriminated against when applying for loans.Do banks treat women and men differently? Listen to Ralph de Haas in conversation with Jonathan Charles.By EBRD
 
Special edition of the Pocket Economics podcast! Serbia’s Prime Minister, Ana Brnabic, shares with Jonathan Charles her thoughts on regional integration and the Western Balkans.By EBRD
 
In the new episode of our 'Pocket Economics' podcast we discuss 'populism', one of the defining political terms of our 21st century.Is populism a threat, something we should be afraid of? Or a corrective for democracy when it stops working as it should? Listen to Sergei Guriev in conversation with Jonathan Charles.…
 
On our new ‘Pocket Economics’ podcast: Youth and Gender Inclusion, we discuss equal opportunities in an unequal, increasingly changing world.Listen to our EBRD’s lead inclusion economist, Barbara Rambousek in conversation with Jonathan Charles.By EBRD
 
In the new episode of our ‘Pocket Economics’ podcast, we discuss the ‘middle-income trap’, namely the state of affairs whereby a developing economy becomes stuck at a certain level of income and cannot join the ranks of advanced, high income economies. Is the ‘middle-income trap’ a myth or in fact a reality afflicting many countries? Listen to Alex…
 
How can equity help companies? Listen to Ça?atay Bircan, Principal Economist at the EBRD, on impact investing, the recent trends in private equity and whether equity has grown in emerging markets.By EBRD
 
What is China’s Belt and Road Initiative and how is it reshaping the world as we know it? Listen to our Managing Director for Economics, Policy & Governance, Mattia Romani, describe what is arguably China’s most ambitious economic and foreign policy project since the founding of the People’s Republic.…
 
Are financial crises predictable? What conclusions can be drawn from the 2008 financial crisis and how can we prevent the next one? Listen to the latest episode of Pocket Economics with Tamim Bayoumi, deputy director at the International Monetary Fund.By EBRD
 
What lessons can be drawn from the 1917 Russian Revolution and the seven decades of Soviet rule that followed it? Listen to a very special episode of Pocket Economics with the EBRD’s very own Sergei Guriev.By EBRD
 
What is the economic impact of natural disasters? How will the 21st century’s economic cycle and its weather cycle influence each other in an era of global warming? Listen to the latest episode of Pocket Economics with Maurice Obstfeld, IMF Chief Economist.By EBRD
 
Does corruption beget more corruption? Why culture matters and what makes the difference between success and failure when a country is fighting corruption? Listen to the latest episode of Pocket Economics with Nicolas Ajzenman from Sciences Po University, Paris.By EBRD
 
How do we define and measure innovation in firms? Why are companies afraid of innovating? What holds them back and how can we boost creativity, the driving force behind innovation? Listen to the latest episode of Pocket Economics with the EBRD’s Director of Research, Ralph de Haas.By EBRD
 
This special episode contains some of the highlights of our first year, the perfect soundtrack for your summer holiday! Over the last 12 months the podcast has examined everything from microfinance to economic resilience and life satisfaction to the social contract in the Middle East and North Africa.…
 
Description: How should countries make the transition to market economies? How should they respond to the challenges of globalisation? Listen to the latest episode of Pocket Economics with the EBRD’s Chief Economist Sergei Guriev.By EBRD
 
How has the idea of a social contract been interpreted in the MENA region? Did the uprisings in the Arab world in 2010-11 come as a surprise to economists? Listen to the latest episode of Pocket Economics with the EBRD’s Chief Economist Sergei Guriev and the World Bank’s Chief Economist Shanta Devarajan.…
 
Description: What takes place behind the courts’ walls and how does this affect the performance of a market economy? How do we measure how effective a justice system is? Listen to the latest episode of Pocket Economics with Peter Grajzl from Washington and Lee UniversityBy EBRD
 
Why is economic inclusion one of the defining challenges of our time across the EBRD regions and beyond? What is the EBRD doing to close the inclusion gap? How does it affect the democratic process and institutions? Listen to the latest episode of Pocket Economics with the EBRD’s Lead economist focusing on Inclusion Barbara Rambousek.…
 
What does secular stagnation mean for a market economy? What causes it and how could countries overcome it? Listen to the latest episode of Pocket Economics with the EBRD’s Sergei Guriev.By EBRD
 
What does resilience mean for a market economy? How can it become truly resilient to shocks and global challenges? Listen to the latest episode of Pocket Economics with the EBRD’s Mattia Romani and Bojan Markovic.By EBRD
 
What challenges do women entrepreneurs face? What does it take to succeed as a woman in business? Listen to the latest episode of Pocket Economics with the EBRD’s Charlotte Ruhe.By EBRD
 
The latest episode of the Pocket Economics podcast looks at what it means to be gay or lesbian in the modern workplace, asking how sexuality affects salary levels. Cevat Giray Aksoy, Principal Economist at the EBRD, Researcher at the London School of Economics and an expert on inequalities in the labour market helps us shed light on this issue.…
 
What is family empowerment? What role do families play in shaping modern economies? Listen to the latest episode of Pocket Economics with Oriana Bandiera, Professor of Economics at London School of Economics (LSE) and an expert on poverty reduction, inclusion and labour policies.By EBRD
 
What makes us happy and how should we measure life satisfaction?EBRD Chief Economist Sergei Guriev explains the findings of our Life in Transition Survey, the largest of its kind ever carried out in the EBRD regions.By EBRD
 
What is gender equality and why does it matter?The EBRD’s Chief Counsellor for Social Issues and the Director of its Gender team, Michaela Bergman, discusses the importance of gender equality in encouraging economic growth.By EBRD
 
How does inequality affect economic growth, the fate of reforms and people’s happiness?EBRD Chief Economist Sergei Guriev discusses inequality and globalisation. Inequality is the central theme of the EBRD’s Transition Report 2016-17.By EBRD
 
How much will it cost to combat climate change? And who should pay the bill? Who should contribute more: developed or developing countries?Climate change is fast, expensive and the scale of the challenge is enormous. Mattia Romani, EBRD Managing Director for Economics, Policy and Governance, former Chief Economist of the Global Green Growth Institu…
 
Do reformers have to be popular to be successful? It’s a conundrum thinkers have agonised over for centuries. Our guest, the EBRD’s Chief Economist, Sergei Guriev, looks at how the concept of political economy has evolved and discusses the dynamic between rulers, ruled and reforms. He also analyses the importance of leaders’ popularity in both demo…
 
Microcredit used to be regarded as a tool that, by funding the creation and expansion of microenterprises, could help lift households out of poverty. However, in recent years, the notion that microfinance is a “miracle cure” has been subject to intense debate. Ralph De Haas, EBRD’s Head of Research, author of numerous publications on microcredit in…
 
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