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November 28, 2022
Podcast: Growth and the Character of Society, With Benjamin Friedman
Economics is about more than the economy. It also intersects public and private institutions, culture, religion, morality, and politics. Rob and Jackie explored these subjects with Benjamin Friedman, a professor of Political Economy at Harvard and author of The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth and Religion and the Rise of Capitalism.
October 24, 2022
Podcast: Seven Ways Nations Attain and Keep National Competitiveness, With Michael Mazaar
The U.S. is currently lacking most if not all of identified characteristics that are associated with competitive advantage, but there are potential steps that can be taken moving forward.
October 3, 2022
Podcast: How Henry Ford’s Populist Attitude Led Him to Share Tech With Enemies, With Stefan Link
Rob and Jackie sat down with Stefan Link, Associate Professor of History at Dartmouth University, to discuss Henry Ford and his “open door policy” regarding methods and engineering.
September 12, 2022
Podcast: Three Historic Tech Booms Shaping Our Times, With Peter Leyden
There are techniques in place to thoroughly think through how technology will get adopted, what their implications will be, how they will spur growth, and how they will create new industries.
August 15, 2022
Podcast: What Happens to the Economy When Patent Protections Are Weakened, With Jonathan Barnett
Robust intellectual property rights provide the incentives necessary to drive innovation by allowing markets to form for tangible and intangible assets. Without them, incentives get distorted and innovation slows.
August 1, 2022
Podcast: Life Sciences Innovation Through the Bayh-Dole Act, With Joe Allen
Rob and Jackie sat down with Joe Allen, who served as a professional staffer on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to former Senator Birch Bayh, to discuss the importance of the Bayh-Dole Act and the future of life sciences innovation.
July 18, 2022
Podcast: Securing US Leadership in Quantum Computing, With Edward Parker
Rob and Jackie sat down with Edward Parker, a physical scientist at the RAND Corporation, to discuss the implications of quantum computing and how the United States can remain the global leader in this technology.
July 5, 2022
Podcast: The Future of Climate Tech Through the U.S. Electric System, With Peter Fox-Penner
Rob and Jackie sat down with Peter Fox-Penner, senior fellow and founding director of Boston University’s Institute for Sustainable Energy and chief impact officer of Energy Impact Partners, to discuss the promise of climate-tech innovation in the U.S. electrical system and venture capital’s role in slowing climate change.
June 21, 2022
Podcast: The Economics of Data, With David Deming
Rob and Jackie sat down with David Deming, the Academic Dean and a Professor of Political Economy at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Director of the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, to discuss the importance of data, data sharing, and ways to protect individual data privacy.
June 6, 2022
Podcast: When the Chips Are Down: Why Domestic Semiconductor Production Matters, With John Zysman
Rob and Jackie sat down with John Zysman, a professor emeritus at UC Berkeley and co-founder/co-director of the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy, to discuss why U.S. semiconductor production has dropped so far down, what it portends, and how America can regain its footing in the industry.