Today the LSE US Centre launches its new podcast, The Ballpark, a regular online audio show on US politics, policy, and research. In each episode, hosts Denise Baron, Sophie Donszelmann, and Chris Gilson take a closer look at American politics, economics, policy and news. We’ll feature and dissect the research of academics from the LSE and around the world. This is your chance to go beyond the headlines and get the facts, figures, quotes, and context to form a more informed view on the United States.
This week in Episode 1, The Strongest Economy for Who?, we discuss the US’ economic recovery and how its benefits might not have been felt by everyone equally. This episode features interviews with Michael Amior of the University of Cambridge, and the LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance, and Jeff Clemens of the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Listen on to Episode 1 on Soundcloud
There are lots of ways to catch-up with upcoming episodes of The Ballpark podcast: visit the website, or visit our SoundCloud page, subscribe on iTunes or iTunesU, or add this RSS feed to your podcast app.
The Ballpark was produced with help from the LSE’S HEIF5 fund and the US Embassy in the UK. Our theme tune is by Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers”, a Seattle based gypsy jazz band.
If you would like to learn more about the topics discussed, here’s a list of websites and materials mentioned in the podcast.
- Local joblessness has persisted because of persistent job loss – USAPP blog post
In new research which examines more than 722 ‘commuting zones’, Michael Amior and Alan Manning find that many cities which have endured declining employment have also experienced large population outflows, but because of continued industrial decline, there has been little change in the local employment rate.
- The Minimum Wage and the Market for Low-Skilled Labor: Why a Decade Can Make a Difference – Jeff Clemens – SIEPR Policy Brief
- The Minimum Wage and the Great Recession: Evidence of Effects on the Employment and Income Trajectories of Low-Skilled Workers – Jeff Clemens, NBER Working Paper 20724, December 2014
- The minimum wage and the great recession: evidence from the current population survey – Jeff Clemens, NBER Working Paper 21830, December 2015
Note: This podcast gives the views of the interviews and co-hosts, and is not the position of USAPP – American Politics and Policy, the LSE US Centre, nor the London School of Economics.
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