FT Alphachat

Economist Anne Case joins Cardiff Garcia to talk about her trilogy of research papers that revealed the stunning reversal of mortality trends among certain groups of Americans. The two also discuss the methodology used in the papers and her comprehensive theory behind the causes of these trends.

 

Short seller Jim Chanos talks to the FT’s Matt Klein about his illustrious career in investment management, including his bet against Enron before it went bust in 1999. Mr Chanos also discusses the mechanics of short selling, his research process, and some of the opportunities he said he missed.

 

Cardiff Garcia and Shannon Bond explore how companies have tried to capitalise on the politically charged climate that has developed since the campaign and election of Donald Trump, and how it has backfired for some of them. Plus the FT’s Anna Nicolaou and Hearst’s Troy Young join as guests.

 

Social-psychologist Robert Cialdini joins Cardiff Garcia to discuss the psychology of influence and the importance of what you do before attempting to persuade someone, which is the subject of his latest book “Pre-suasion”. The two also cover the role of persuasion in politics, specifically the way it has been used by Donald Trump and Barack Obama.

 

Cardiff Garcia talks to Alphaville’s Matt Klein and FT senior investment commentator John Authers about the consequences and lessons of a famous call to sell stocks. Then, MIT economist Andrew Lo talks to John about the adaptive markets hypothesis, the subject of his forthcoming book. Clip courtesy of NBC.

 

Economist and writer Noah Smith joins Cardiff Garcia to discuss how the economics profession reacted to the financial crisis and the questions that economists are now asking, perhaps belatedly.

 

Writer Erica Grieder joins Cardiff Garcia to discuss what the rest of America can learn from the economic model of Texas, and how the state will be affected by the Trump administration’s trade and immigration policies.

 

Writer Annie Lowrey joins Cardiff Garcia to discuss a pilot project to implement UBI in more than 100 African villages. Then, Alphaville’s Matt Klein stops by to debate whether the concept of full employment is complete nonsense.

 

Economist Sebastian Edwards joins Cardiff Garcia to discuss the modern emergence of populism, and how his research of populist economics can be applied to Donald Trump’s economic agenda.

 

FT economics writer Martin Sandbu joins host Cardiff Garcia to discuss economic ideas that would have been considered unthinkably radical or excessive a few years ago, but which are now generating serious discussion.