International Monetary Fund

Search
Please send us your feedback

IMFSurvey Magazine: Podcasts

RSS Podcasts   Share This

Listen to IMF economists and other experts discuss key economic and financial issues of the day. Click on the play button. Alternatively, download the audio MP3 file—a popular digital music format for sound files. Broadcasters: this facility is also being made available to enable these podcasts to be broadcast on radio outlets free of charge. Also available in SoundCloud


Clear All

John Evans: Navigating Today’s Labor Market

March 24, 2017

John Evans, head of the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (photo: MAYA VIDON/EPA/Newscom)

Labor unions around the world are having to adapt to a fast changing labor market. John Evans heads the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD, and represents some 65 million organized workers worldwide. In this podcast, Evans says workers are caught in the middle of rapid technological change and slow global growth.


John Evans, General Secretary of the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD

Jamie Drummond: Invest in Africa or Else

March 15, 2017

ONE co-founder Jamie Drummond, says Africa’s population boom presents an opportunity for the region and the world. (photo: Mark Doyle / Splash News/Newscom)

As the Group of Twenty finance ministers and central bank governors meet in Germany this week, policymakers are looking at ways to increase investment in Africa. ONE Campaign’s Jamie Drummond says investing into the education, employment and empowerment of this generation of Africans will help create jobs and curb migration into Europe.


Jamie Drummond, Co-Founder and Executive Director of The ONE Campaign

Hilma Mote: Africa Must Make Women a Priority

March 08, 2017

Hilma Mote, African Regional Organization of the International Trade Union Confederation (photo: Boris Buchholz / IPPNW).

Global trade union leaders gathered at the IMF in February to discuss how workers are being impacted by the changing global economy. In this podcast, Hilma Mote, of the African Region’s International Trade Union Confederation talks about the challenges African youth, especially women are facing with the continent’s rapidly growing labor force.


Hilma Mote, Executive Director of the Africa Labor research and education Institute, ITUC-Africa.

Eric Hanushek: More One Knows, Faster One Grows

March 03, 2017

Eric Hanushek, economist at Stanford University, says more skills lead to stronger growth. (Juan Lopez/La Nacion de Argentina/Newscom).

There is a strong connection between human capital and economic growth, and in this podcast, Eric Hanushek says societies that invest a lot in the cognitive skills of their people grow significantly faster. Hanushek studies the relationship between education policy and economic outcomes at Stanford University.

Read Transcript


Eric Hanushek, Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University.

Alec Ross on The Industries of the Future

February 24, 2017

Author Alec Ross says data is the raw material of the information age (photo: picture alliance / Tobias Hase/Newscom).

In this podcast we speak with author Alec Ross about his new book The Industries of the Future. Ross says 90 percent of the world’s data has been produced in the last two years, so those businesses that own or harvest a meaning from all this data will be leading the pack. Ross has served as Senior Advisor for Innovation to the US Secretary of State.

Read Transcript


Alec Ross, Distinguished Senior Fellow at Johns Hopkins University.


<<...Previous   Next...>> 
More Podcasts...