Friday, March 25, 2011


Those studying law are also usually interested in economics. The University of Amsterdam's podcast series Law, Economics and Philosophy, part of the Centre for the Study of European Contract Law, has posted an interview with Laurence Kotlikoff, professor of economics at Boston University, about his new book Jimmy Sewart is Dead.
BBC Radio 4 is airing a three part series, the Story of Economics,  to explore "why economics goes wrong and whether it can ever go entirely right". In part one, 'Gods', Michael Blastland goes to Athens, where economics as a discipline began. In part two, 'Cogs', he goes to Chicago to explore a machine-like view of economics as a science which explains market mechanisms. In the final programme, 'Monsters', he goes to Cambridge - where Keynes conjured the spectre of 'animal spirits'.