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

Why is it so hard to tax big tech?


Rachel Griffith talks corporate tax, why it’s so hard to tax big technology companies in a global world, and what could be done to change that.

A masterclass in economics


Stephanie Schmitt-Grohe gives us a masterclass in economics and answers an array of questions ranging from liquidity traps, raising inflation rates, currency pegs, and more.

How the Asian market responded to the pandemic


Economist Tao Wong shares how China and other Asian economies have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic through monetary policy and the lessons learned from previous crises.

Why do we make economic predictions?


Lucrezia Reichlin, a pioneer of big data, shares her work on measuring macroeconomic indicators and how these datasets can act as a way to gauge the pulse of the economy.

How to get more women into economics


A selection of economists discuss why there aren’t more women in the field of economics, and what can be done to make economics a more inclusive space

How does culture affect our decisions?


Paola Sapienza explores the link between trust and cultural backgrounds as they relate to our economic decision making, particularly in financial behavior.

The importance of smart regulation


Antoinette Schoar shares her work and research on the responsibility of regulatory institutions, the importance of financial literacy, and the inclusivity of financial tools.

How can we address gender inequality?


Marianne Bertrand shares the results of some of her work done on implicit biases, particularly within the labor market, and tactical ways to address the inequality they can cause.

How can we break poverty traps?


Esther Duflo shares her research and work in development economics and how she is fighting to alleviate global poverty one experiment at a time.

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.