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In CoronaNomics, we talk to the world’s top economic thinkers about how to tackle the economic impact of coronavirus. Presented by Ben Chu (Economics Editor of The Independent) with Lizzy Burden (Economics Reporter at the Daily Telegraph). An Econ Films production.
 
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We are immersed in the sounds of Omni Hotel construction as we visit Scissortail Park before heading across Robinson to the hotel, which opens January 26, for an interview with Omni Oklahoma City General Manager Steve Keenan. Steve tells us about specials and options for residents to take advantage of, as well as some of the special designs and pla…
 
Long before the coronavirus crisis began, the share of payments made using paper money had been falling. But the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated us towards a cashless future. Is the end of cash ahead? Or is that exaggerated? Ben Chu (The Independent) and Lizzy Burden (The Telegraph) speak to Ken Rogoff (former Chief Economist at the IMF) and Sir …
 
Joe Biden is going to inherit a United States ravaged by the Covid crisis, with surges in coronavirus cases and deaths. But he'll also need to deal with a country divided on a huge range of issues, including economic policy. What is Bidenomics? And what should it be? Ben Chu (The Independent) and Lizzy Burden (The Telegraph) speak to Rebecca Hender…
 
The coronavirus pandemic has forced governments around the world to borrow huge sums and push up their public debts in order to support businesses, protect incomes and save lives. How long will it be before the government can realistically balance the books? Ben Chu (The Independent) and Lizzy Burden (The Telegraph) speak to Lord Robert Skidelsky (…
 
Digital technologies, such as Zoom, WhatsApp and Amazon have helped people during coronavirus lockdown restrictions around the world. Share prices in big tech firms have soared as a result, but what does this mean for the rest of us? Ben Chu (The Independent) and Lizzy Burden (The Telegraph) speak to Brad DeLong (University of California at Berkele…
 
The coronavirus pandemic has emptied cities of workers, bars and restaurants have been closed and public transport systems have been bankrupted. But will Covid mark the end of the era of the 'Triumph of the City' and usher in a period of urban decline? Or are there reasons to be optimistic? Ben Chu (The Independent) and Lizzy Burden (The Telegraph)…
 
The Covid-19 pandemic is a health crisis, but also an economic one. Economists and epidemiologists are now working together, merging their models and creating the new discipline called “epi-macro”. But how will it work? And will governments listen to the results? Ben Chu (The Independent) and Lizzy Burden (The Telegraph) speak to Professor Neil Fer…
 
The coronavirus pandemic has underlined the many deep social and economic fractures within countries - divides of race, class, education and income. But will it end up exacerbating them too? Could the pandemic end up making for a more equal planet? And is a reduction in the global inequality gap even a good thing? Ben Chu (The Independent) and Lizz…
 
We hit the road to give a shout out to Factory Obscura before heading to Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center and an interview with Executive Director Eddie Walker, delving into all things OK Contemp and their fantastic new facility. We also talk Oktoberfest options in OKC, a quick retail update, outdoor shopping options and more. Want video? Subscrib…
 
Want video? Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeXBg5_c4VxGGR_kxMHb2wg Once again coming to you safely outdoors from Kerr Park, we discuss MAPS 3 Convention Center construction, Omni Hotel construction, Scissortail Park’s first birthday, what may happen to the Cox Center / growing film & TV production in OKC, how the…
 
The coronavirus crisis has plunged us all into a world of quite extraordinary economic confusion. What are the implications of this confusion? Should it change the way policymakers think? Should it prompt reform of the discipline of economics itself? Ben Chu (The Independent) and Lizzy Burden (The Telegraph) speak to Lord Mervyn King (former Govern…
 
Want video? Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeXBg5_c4VxGGR_kxMHb2wg We’re back in person (albeit outside and safely distanced from one another)! We talk being back in the office, how much is too much when it comes to mask coordination, our Mask Up OKC campaign, supporting local businesses and some good experiences…
 
During the Covid-19 crisis we have tended to look to national governments to act, expecting them to pull every lever available to protect life. But have we been looking in the wrong place? Are local, state and regional authorities – often with more knowledge of which policies are appropriate and workable in a given area - better placed to take the …
 
Recent decades have seen an unprecedented peak of economic global connectedness. But that trend was visibly weakening well before the coronavirus pandemic and now many think the coronavirus crisis might put globalisation into reverse. But is that reading correct? If it is, what does that mean for our prosperity? And what could and should follow glo…
 
Lord Peter Mandelson and Hamid Mamdouh join CoronaNomics to discuss Covid-19's impact on world trade. Even before the coronavirus pandemic, global commerce was under severe strain. Economic nationalism, trade wars and a crisis within the World Trade Organisation were threatening to turn the tide on decades of global economic integration. Yet since …
 
The United States of America is the most prosperous, the most powerful, country in the world. But it’s also the nation that has suffered the highest number of deaths from this coronavirus pandemic. The US job market also seems to be suffering more than any other. So why is it that America seems unable to marshal its enormous wealth and resources to…
 
Cass Sunstein & Stephen Reicher on using psychology to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. The careful study of how ordinary people actually make decisions and how those decisions can be influenced has been at the vanguard of innovative policy thinking in the 21st century. But, during the Covid-19 pandemic, behavioural science has been deployed as …
 
With the majority of the world’s population in lockdown and the world consequently heading for what may well end up being the biggest economic shock of modern times, the world is looking to vaccination as the only way to return to prosperity and safety. But what are the problems and pitfalls involved? Ben Chu (The Independent) and Lizzy Burden (The…
 
Want video? Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeXBg5_c4VxGGR_kxMHb2wg Congrats all, unprecedented times have now become somewhat precedented! Now that the great indoor quarantine of 2020 *seems* to be coming to an end in favor of more of an outdoor experience of freedom, we wax nostalgic on our #WFH experience, OKC …
 
The world’s poorest countries may not be able to respond to the pandemic with financial rescue packages, healthcare and other support - leading to warnings of dire economic fallout, infection rates and even mass starvation. So what can be done? And how can we be sure that we are doing the right thing? Ben Chu (The Independent) and Lizzy Burden (The…
 
How should policymakers balance life and death with jobs, incomes, mental health and education? Is there a way we can consider all these factors at the same time? Do we have the statistics to do it? And are the measures we’re currently using all that helpful? Ben Chu (The Independent) and Lizzy Burden (The Telegraph) speak to Lord Gus O’Donnell (fo…
 
Since the beginning of March, Western government have stepped in and become involved in their economies on a scale never seen in peacetime. But are governments getting involved in the right way? Ben Chu (The Independent) and Lizzy Burden (The Telegraph) speak to Rob Johnson (President of the Institute for New Economic Thinking) and Roman Frydman (F…
 
Amidst huge global uncertainty, one thing we can say for sure is that recession is coming, brought on by lockdowns ordered by governments in order to prevent the spread of a dangerous new coronavirus. So what does success look like? Ben Chu (The Independent) and Lizzy Burden (The Telegraph) speak to Joseph Stiglitz (Nobel Prize, 2001) and Vince Cab…
 
The pandemic began in East Asia but governments there - from China, to South Korea, to Japan, to Taiwan and Singapore - have been credited with coping far more effectively than some of their counterparts in the West. So are there lessons to be learned by the rest of the world? And not just in coping with future disease outbreaks, but in how we fund…
 
Want video? Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeXBg5_c4VxGGR_kxMHb2wg Our second socially distant episode has more WFH tips for comfort, virtual events and teleconferencing skill development, downtown construction updates, ideas to proactively support local businesses, some of the creative ways businesses and non-pr…
 
Want video? Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeXBg5_c4VxGGR_kxMHb2wg Like many of you, we’re meeting via videoconferencing and talking COVID-19 resources, how to support local businesses, employment opportunities and how to find them, ways to deal with the monotony of your four walls, keeping up your fitness routin…
 
Want video? Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeXBg5_c4VxGGR_kxMHb2wg After breathing a sigh of relief and relaying our excitement about MAPS 4 passing, we thank a new podcast sponsor, tell you about the OKC Social Squad (a great way to win prizes while promoting OKC via your social networks), some of our local holi…
 
Want video? Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeXBg5_c4VxGGR_kxMHb2wg We speak with OKC Mayor David Holt about the MAPS 4 projects and their potential impact on our city. We also discuss the OK Bio Association’s upcoming Brewfest event, Bar Ciccetti and their happy hour/late night menu, OkiMoto motorcycle DIY club, …
 
Episode 6 covers the opening of Scissortail Park and some of the festivities including concerts and a farmer’s market, the renovation of Social Capital, gives some construction updates on the MAPS 3 Convention Center and the Omni Hotel. We also discuss how awesome the official Oklahoma State Meal is and hear about the recent Leadership Summit as we…
 
Want video? Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeXBg5_c4VxGGR_kxMHb2wg Episode 5 kicks off from the “Love Your OKC” MAPS 4 campaign launch! We also tell you about our experience at Parlor OKC’s opening, Eote’s new coffee shop also in Central Exchange, White Water Bay’s transition to Six Flags Hurricane Harbor and the…
 
Want video? Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeXBg5_c4VxGGR_kxMHb2wg Episode 4 brings discussion of The Collective, the new food hall in Midtown, as well as Plant the upcoming Parlor OKC. We also tell you a bit about the new Elevate professional development conference, give you an Innovation District update, discus…
 
Want video? Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeXBg5_c4VxGGR_kxMHb2wg Episode 3 delves into a lot of things going on around OKC: Cookies and other sweets, a taste test of the new Sonic Mocktail Slushes (including the Reaper Spicy Margarita), and a moment of commiseration over the departure of OKC’s favorite adopted …
 
Want video? Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeXBg5_c4VxGGR_kxMHb2wg Today we discuss the new dockless Spokies Dash bikes, the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum's Saloon Series, how to get involved in rowing, what's on the horizon for MAPS 4 and more. We also welcome Government Relations Manager Derek Spa…
 
Want video? Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeXBg5_c4VxGGR_kxMHb2wg In our first episode, we talk about some of our work: some new favorites in OKC we've recently found (apple fritters, deviled eggs and more); our VeloCity interview with developer Steve Mason; using the OKC Streetcar for brewery, caffeine and brun…
 
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