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Ep. 7: Europe Jargon Buster Spectacular

2015-03-29 :: Kirsty Styles, James Meadway, James Shield, Huw Jordan

Europe, the EU, the ECB, quantitative easing… this week we take on subjects that are usually seen as complicated, boring or even frightening. Kirsty Styles chats to James Meadway, Senior Economist at the New Economics Foundation, to break down the jargon. Kirsty Styles on Twitter: www.twitter.com/kirstystyles1 James Meadway on Twitter: www.twitter.com/meadwaj Soundcloud image for this episode by Alf Melin, used under Creative Commons Licence https://www.flickr.com/photos/alfmelin/7035825939 Produced by James Shield & Huw Jordan…

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Ep. 6: What Should Have Been In The Budget

2015-03-22 :: Kirsty Styles, James Meadway, James Shield, Huw Jordan

Kirsty Styles chats to James Meadway, Senior Economist at the New Economics Foundation, about last week's Budget and what should have been in it. Kirsty Styles on Twitter: www.twitter.com/kirstystyles1 James Meadway on Twitter: www.twitter.com/meadwaj Music by Podington Bear, used under Creative Commons BY-NC Licence www.podingtonbear.com Soundcloud image for this episode by HM Treasury, used under Creative Commons Licence Produced by James Shield & Huw Jordan…

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Ep. 5: What Will (And Won't) Be In The Budget?

2015-03-14 :: Kirsty Styles, James Meadway, James Shield, Huw Jordan

In a special pre-budget episode, Kirsty Styles chats to James Meadway, Senior Economist at the New Economics Foundation, about what will (and won't) be in the budget. Plus, we imagine what Chancellor Meadway would do differently. — Jargon of the week: trade deficit and current account deficit — Links: Kirsty Styles on Twitter: www.twitter.com/kirstystyles1 James Meadway on Twitter: www.twitter.com/meadwaj Music by Podington Bear, used under Creative Commons BY-NC Licence www.podingtonbear.com Music by Christian Bjoerklund, used under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA Licence http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Christian_Bjoerklund/Skapmat/christian_bjoerklund_-_skpmat_ep_-_04_-_the_professors_lab Soundcloud image for this episode by HM Treasury, used under Creative Commons Licence http://flickr.com/photos/hmtreasury/4720955639www.flickr.com/photos/w4nd3rl0st/5454805481 — Produced by James Shield & Huw Jordan…

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Ep. 4: Have Living Standards Bounced Back?

2015-03-08 :: Kirsty Styles, James Meadway, James Shield, Huw Jordan

Kirsty Styles chats to James Meadway, Senior Economist at the New Economics Foundation (NEF), about the Institute for Fiscal Studies' report on living standards. — Jargon of the week: Debt and deficit Listener question of the week: Robin Hood tax — Links and reading list: Cribb, J., Hood, A., Joyce, J. (March 2015), “Living Standards and Future Challenges”, London: Institute for Fiscal Studies: www.ifs.org.uk/publications/7615 ONS (March 2015), “Economic Review”, London: Office for National Statistics: www.ons.gov.uk/ons/dcp171766_397535.pdf Kirsty Styles on Twitter: www.twitter.com/kirstystyles1 James Meadway on Twitter: www.twitter.com/meadwaj Like this week's music? Find us on Spotify: sptfy.com/4rg Soundcloud image by Jason Mrachina, used under Creative Commons licence www.flickr.com/photos/w4nd3rl0st/5454805481 — Produced by James Shield & Huw Jordan…

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Ep. 3: Does Greece Need a Plan B?

2015-03-01 :: Kirsty Styles, James Meadway, James Shield, Huw Jordan

A month on from the Greek election, Kirsty Styles chats to James Meadway, Senior Economist at the New Economics Foundation (NEF), about the Syriza-led government's deal with the Eurogroup and whether it needs a Plan B. Jargon of the week: Troika Links and reading list: Letter from Yanis Varoufakis to Eurogroup, leaked 24 February 2015: http://bit.ly/17Y5umG Kasinos, A., Mariolis, T. (2012), “Switch to devalued drachma and cost-push inflation: a simple input-output approach to the Greek case”, Modern Economics 3: http://bit.ly/1EsAh86 Kouvelakis, S. (2015), “The Alternative in Greece”, Jacobin: http://bit.ly/1Dkgbex Lapavitsas, C., et al. (2011), Breaking up? A route out of the euro crisis, London: Research on Money and Finance Lapavitsas, C. and Flassbeck, L. (2015), Against the Troika: crisis and austerity in the eurozone, London: Verso Mason, P. (2015), “Missing from Greek deal: figures”, Channel 4 blog: http://bit.ly/1FXKWtc Kirsty Styles on Twitter: www.twitter.com/kirstystyles1 James Meadway on Twitter: www.twitter.com/meadwaj Like this week's music? Find us on Spotify: http://sptfy.com/4rg Music by Podington Bear, used under Creative Commons BY-NC Licence www.podingtonbear.com Soundcloud image by Council of the European Union, used under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND Licence www.flickr.com/photos/92227533@N07/16517729795 Produced by James Shield & Huw Jordan…

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Ep. 2: Inflation

2015-02-21 :: Kirsty Styles, James Meadway, James Shield, Huw Jordan

Kirsty Styles chats to James Meadway, Senior Economist at the New Economics Foundation (NEF), about the Bank of England's inflation report and what it means for the UK economy and real wages in 2015. Jargon of the week: Inflation and deflation Listener question of the week: What are hedge funds? Links: Matthew Whittaker, “Boom time for wages?”, Resolution Foundation blog (17 February 2015): www.resolutionfoundation.org/media/blog/boom-time-for-wages-how-realistic-is-a-doubling-of-wage-growth-by-the-end-of-the-year Bank of England, “Overview of the Inflation Report”, February 2015: www.bankofengland.co.uk/publications/Pages/inflationreport/infrep.aspx CIPD, “Labour Market Outlook”, Winter 2014-15: www.cipd.co.uk/hr-resources/survey-reports/labour-market-outlook-winter-2014-15.aspx Kirsty Styles on Twitter: www.twitter.com/kirstystyles1 James Meadway on Twitter: www.twitter.com/meadwaj Music by Podington Bear, used under Creative Commons BY-NC Licence www.podingtonbear.com Soundcloud image by Bank of England, used under Creative Commons BY-ND Licence https://www.flickr.com/photos/bankofengland/14721059548/ Produced by James Shield & Huw Jordan…

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Ep. 1: Global Debt

2015-02-15 :: Kirsty Styles, James Meadway, James Shield, Huw Jordan

Kirsty Styles chats to James Meadway, Senior Economist at the New Economics Foundation (NEF), about the rising level of global debt and whether that might spark another economic crash. Links: McKinsey Global Institute: Debt and (not much) deleveraging http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/economic_studies/debt_and_not_much_deleveraging Kirsty Styles on Twitter: http://twitter.com/kirstystyles1 James Meadway on Twitter: http://twitter.com/meadwaj Produced by James Shield & Huw Jordan…

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Pilot: Has the UK Economy Recovered?

2015-02-05 :: Kirsty Styles, James Meadway, James Shield, Huw Jordan

Kirsty Styles chats to James Meadway, Senior Economist at the New Economics Foundation (NEF), about the reality behind the falls in inflation and unemployment and rises in real wages and growth. Music: Featuring Going Forward Looking Back by Podington Bear (00:17 — 01:07) under CC BY-NC licence. Podington Bear: http://soundofpicture.com/ CC BY-NC: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ Produced by James Shield & Huw Jordan…

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Kirsty Styles chats to James Meadway, Senior Economist at the New Economics Foundation (NEF), to break down all the big issues in macroeconomics in the UK and beyond. New episodes on Mondays.

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