Economics Matters with Laurence Kotlikoff

Economics Matters with Laurence Kotlikoff

Economics Matters is a podcast hosted by Professor Laurence Kotlikoff, one of the most influential economists in the world, a Global Economics Advisor, NY Times Best Selling Author, President of Economic Security Planning, Inc., and Director of the Fiscal Analysis Center. In each episode, Professor Kotlikoff talks to experts about the power of economics in our modern day society. From personal finance and fiscal policy, to social security and income inequality, Economics Matters delves into much of the economic challenges of modern society.

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February 23, 2024 45 mins

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Professor Kotlikoff sits down with guest Peter Coy, whose prolific career in journalism has solidified his position as a leading voice in the articulation of complex economic issues to the public. With a rich background that spans from covering the history of ...

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Professor Kotlikoff sits down with esteemed guests Joe Pimbley and Doug Lucas to dissect the complexities of banking practices and the financial industry's past and present challenges. Joe Pimbley, principal of Maxwell consulting firm, brings a wealth of e...

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In this captivating episode of EM, we are honored to have Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and esteemed author, David Cay Johnston, join hosts Laurence Kotlikoff and Alex Kotlikoff for an in-depth exploration of American democracy and the economic impact of p...

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Professor Kotlikoff engages with the esteemed Robert Akerlof, Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick. A voice of authority in his field, Akerlof specializes in the confluence of sociology and economics, focusing on how moral consideratio...

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Professor Kotlikoff sits down with an exceptional guest, Ron Surz. Delving into a wealth of experience, Ron's career has seen him transitioning from an engineer at Northrop to an esteemed pension fund consultant at A.G. Becker. Today, he stands as the presid...

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**Note this episode was recorded prior to the October 6th attacks in Israel, and the current Israeli-Palestinian conflict.**


Professor Kotlikoff sits down with the illustrious Eytan Sheshinski, an esteemed economist renowned for his incisive analysis of pub...

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Professor Kotlikoff welcomes Jonathan Treussard, a figure synonymous with astute financial foresight and robust economic analysis. With an admirable blend of mathematical prowess and shrewd investment acumen, Jonathan stands as a paragon in financial and investm...

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Professor Kotlikoff welcomes the renowned Robert Pinsky, a figure whose work echoes through the corridors of literary excellence. His tenure as U.S. poet laureate for an unprecedented three terms stands as a testament to his profound influence on contemporary poet...

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Professor Lawrence Kotlikoff talks with with Rob Berger, a luminary in the realm of personal finance and investing. Rob’s credentials are not just impressive; they speak to a deep-rooted expertise in helping individuals achieve financial independence. As a retired se...

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Professor Kotlikoff is joined by Clifford Winston, a senior fellow in the Economic Studies program at the Brookings Institution, where he specializes in the field of transportation economics. A respected voice in his domain, Clifford's analytical approach to infras...

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Professor Kotlikoff sits down with Andrew Fesiak, a distinguished expert in defense and security with a remarkable understanding of the geopolitical landscape of Eastern Europe. Having lived over two decades in Ukraine, Fesiak brings a unique blend of on-the-ground insig...

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January 19, 2024 74 mins

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Professor Laurence Kotlikoff engages with the remarkably accomplished Howard Tullman, an entrepreneur whose multifaceted career has made him a prominent figure in the spheres of technology and innovation. Howard's authority is not just based on his successful ventures ...

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Professor Kotlikoff talks with Hani Findaky, who like many guests who join us on Economics Matters, has an incredible resume too long to list here. He's an investment banker who has worked at the Who's Who of Wall Street Firms followed by positions on the boards of t...

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Professor Kotlikoff is joined by Felipe Lorraine, one of the world's most respected economic leaders. He served twice as Finance Minister of Chile under President PIñera's two administrations.

They explore the recent economic revolutions in Latin America, focusing on Chile and Argentina. Felipe brings us his insights on Argentina's post-election challenges, including high inflation and fiscal deficits, and they discuss...

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Professor Kotlikoff joined Grant Bledsoe as a guest on his podcast, Grow Money Business. They dive into Professor Kotlikoff's latest book which he co-authored with Terry Savage, called Social Security Clawbacks. The discussion dives into the flawed Social Security system, revealing the dire consequences for retirees, the disabled, and survivors when things go awry with Social Security. Plus, how to navigate yourself out of this...

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Professor Kotlikoff talks with Michael Boskin, Professor of Economics at Stanford, a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institute, and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Influential does not begin to describe Michael's impact on our economy. His list of accomplishments is to long to list, but just so you have the highlights:

  • He was instrumental in affecting tax reform under President Reagan, includ...
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January 2, 2024 54 mins

This episode's guest is a well of knowledge in retirement planning. Professor Kotlikoff talks with David Blanchett, PhD, CFA, CFP®. He is Managing Director and Head of Retirement Research for PGIM DC Solutions. PGIM is the global investment management business of Prudential Financial, Inc. David is a multi-award winning investment/retirement researcher and has been doing this through out his entire career for major financial in...

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We turn the tables on today's episode, and have Professor Kotlikoff sit in the guest seat. He is interviewed by good friend and terrific economist, George Hoguet. George has held hugely important positions in government, international institutions, and private finance. Together they get into the big policy issues we all care about. 

You may or may not know, Professor Kotlikoff ran as a write-in candidate for President in 2016 w...

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Professor Kotlikoff is joined by David Macchia, author, entrepreneur, public speaker, and marketing communications expert whose work is focused on improving Americans’ retirement security. He is a renowned figure in the field of retirement income planning. Of late he's been laser-focused on the transference of wealth ownership, management, and investment that will likely arise when women take fare more control of household weal...

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Professor Kotlikoff talks with Jason Furman, Chair of the President's Council of Economic Advisers and Chief Economist during both Obama Administrations. As one of the country's leading economic policymakers, Jason helped shape much of the economic policies in that administration. He also played an important role in directing economic policy under President Clinton.

Get ready to learn a lot, topics discussed:

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