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Take 15 Podcast

The Take 15 Podcast Presented By CFA Institute is a popular audio interview series defined by illuminating, short conversations with noted economists, best-selling authors, leading researchers, and successful practitioners on topics ranging from geopolitics and whistleblowing to irrationality and outlooks.

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Show Host: Lauren Foster

Producer: Mitchell Forst 

Apr 1, 2020

Episode #406. Pandemic panic has engulfed financial markets. In this timely and wide-ranging episode, financial economist Robert F. Bruner, co-author of The Panic of 1907: Lessons Learned from the Market's Perfect Storm, discusses the 1907 panic, what the Spanish Flu can teach us about the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)...


Mar 25, 2020

Episode #405. Yanis Varoufakis discusses the lessons he learned during his tenure as Minister of Finance of Greece and how they led to his co-founding DiEM 25, the pan-European movement for the democratization of Europe. In this short interview, he shares his views on the relationship between politics and the...


Mar 18, 2020

Episode #404. Olof Granstrom discusses the concept of factfulness and his work on helping people understand the world through data. In this short interview, Granstrom talks about dealing with conflicting facts and incorporating them into decision making. 


Mar 11, 2020

In episode #403, human rights activist Bill Browder discusses the role personal history and timing played in his career trajectory. From the founding of Hermitage Capital Management just after the fall of the Soviet Union, to his current role fighting state-sponsored corruption and human rights abuses through...


Mar 4, 2020

Episode #402. Stephanie Kelton explains modern monetary theory, a new approach to economics. She explains how to break free of the myths and misunderstandings about money and the role of taxes, debt, and deficits that have hamstrung policymakers around the world.