Women in Economics Podcast

Ushering in a new era of economics

Why do we need diversity in research?

Because it makes better science. UBS and the Centre for Economic Policy Research, CEPR, bring you Women in Economics, a podcast that shines a light on the economists who are making waves in a male-dominated world. Hear about the new perspectives their research offers and learn more about the importance of economics in our everyday lives. We’re publishing new episodes featuring the world’s top women economists on a regular basis.

Latest episodes

Policy responses to COVID-19


Paul Donovan, chief economist at UBS, sits down with economists Lucrezia Reichlin and Stephanie Schmitt-Grohé to discuss some of the issues around the pandemic and the monetary and fiscal policy changes that were implemented to address them.

What helps people make better choices in life?


Rachel Griffith discusses how incentives and public policy can be implemented to help people make better decisions and live healthier lives.

Can we use television to fight poverty?


Eliana La Ferrara shares her work on how changing belief systems can address everything from poverty and aspiration traps, to desegregation efforts, and better sex education and family planning.

Who is challenging the US dollar’s dominance?


Gita Gopinath discusses the US dollar's status as the world's reserve currency, and the importance of a multilateral approach to global issues.

Alternative facts and the economics of media


Ekaterina Zhuravskaya shares insights from her research into alternative facts and fact checking. She also discusses the economics of media, particularly in times of conflict.

The impact of COVID-19 on business failures


Sebnem Kalemli-Özcan explains the importance of SMEs within our economies and the policies that helped them survive COVID-19. She also shares the economics case for a global approach to vaccines.

Gender equality and the COVID-19 crisis


We’re digging deeper into the effects COVID-19 has had on gender equality. Michèle Tertilt researches the role of women in both family dynamics specifically and society at large. So when COVID-19 hit, she was perfectly positioned to examine its effects.

Why are there so few female economists?


Economists Beatrice Weder di Mauro, Jean Tirole and Hélène Rey kick off Women in Economics by uncovering the field's gender problem. They explain how economics can help us better understand the world and why gender diversity can lead to new discoveries.

Introducing Women in Economics


Economics is a part of our everyday lives. Isn’t it time we get better at talking about it? We’re ushering in a new era of economics. One that is more diverse, more accessible and way overdue.