Since the days of Adam Smith, economists have grappled with a series of familiar problems – but often their ideas are hard to digest, before we even try to apply them to today’s issues.
My guest today is Dr Linda Yueh, an accomplished economist, and leading writer and broadcaster in this field.
In her new book, The Great Economists, she explains the key thoughts of history’s greatest economists, how their lives and times affected their ideas, how our lives have been influenced by their work, and how they could help with the policy challenges that we face today.
Linda Yueh is a fellow in economics at St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford, adjunct professor of economics at London Business School, and visiting professor at LSE IDEAS.
Dr. Yueh has been an advisor to, among others, the World Economic Forum in Davos, the World Bank, the European Commission, and the Asian Development Bank.
She is also a broadcaster and was the presenter of Talking Business with Linda Yueh when she was BBC Chief Business Correspondent as well as the former Economics Editor at Bloomberg TV.
Here’s my conversation with Dr Linda Yueh, author of The Great Economists, in episode 431 of Informed Choice Radio.