Podcasts

02.10.17
The earnings gap between African-American men and white men is the same now as it was 60 years ago for the median worker.
12.06.16
In a new book, Harris economist Robert Michael breaks down the economics behind life's five most important choices.
07.05.16
On July 1, Professor Kerwin Charles became interim dean of Chicago Harris.
06.20.16
Since January, small teams of Harris students have been diving headfirst into real-time policy questions, working with real non-profits or government agencies.
04.28.16
In his new book, Prof. William Howell argues that the Constitution is undermining effective government—and offers a way to move forward.
03.23.16
Professor Konstantin Sonin examines the Russian economy's supposed downturn and the fate of the Putin regime.
02.23.16
The death of Antonin Scalia has kicked off a singular collision of political forces. Three Harris political scientists discuss what happens next.
01.25.16
There's a rational explanation for gridlock, finds Prof. Wioletta Dziuda—and it means our politicians might be more rational than we give them credit for.
12.04.15
Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration Anne Richard, AM'84, says the refugee crisis requires a delicate balance between security and compassion.
11.18.15
The French economist reflects on the reaction to his best-selling book, whether economists are wasting their time with useless math, and why he thinks climate change is the next frontier of inequality.
10.27.15
Behavioral scientists at Chicago Harris spent months studying whether cheap, easy nudges could get parents to spend more time reading to their kids. Now the results are in.
10.21.15
The newly announced Pearson Institute will investigate the deeper causes of global conflicts, and foster discussions about effective policies.
09.04.15
Lisa Ellman, MPP/JD'05, shares her journey from Harris student to Obama advisor and drone policy expert — and why she's looking forward to the upcoming Women in Public Leadership program.
06.19.15
Prof. Bruce Meyer is working to help Congress usher in a new age of evidence-based policycraft.
05.22.15
Visiting Fellow Alan Wiseman of Vanderbilt University found out what it takes to move bills through Congress.
05.01.15
There's a calculus to factional conflict, Professor Ethan Bueno de Mesquita finds—and it's challenging the conventional wisdom about violence.
04.17.15
Lecturer Rebecca Sive weighs in on the challenges and opportunities that Hillary Clinton faces as the first prominent female in the 2016 presidential race.
03.17.15
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been quietly redistributing risk and cash on a massive scale, finds Prof. Benjamin Keys.
02.18.15
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists just moved its Doomsday Clock closer to midnight—so why is Director Kennette Benedict so hopeful?
01.28.15
American kindergarteners are falling behind in math. The solution? Challenge them more.