Kresta in the Afternoon – June 28, 2017 – Hour 1

+  An Intro to Economic Demography

  • Description: What is the relationship between population growth and economic development? Why does fertility fall when GDP increases? What does population ageing mean for a labor force? We’ll look at these questions with Anne Morse.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Anne Morse
      Anne Morse recently received her master’s in demography and sociology from Pennsylvania State University and is pursuing a joint Ph.D. in demography and sociology. She previously worked as the research and media coordinator at Population Research Institute, a pro-life organization dedicated to exposing and ending coercive population control. Anne holds a B.A. in political economy from UC Berkeley.
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+  The Economics of Education (2 segments)

  • Description: Catherine Pakaluk joins us with a look at the key ideas and puzzles in the economic analysis of education. We’ll discuss major education policy goals and how they relate to fundamental questions about schooling and human formation.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Catherine Pakaluk
      Catherine Ruth Pakaluk, Ph.D. joined the faculty at the Busch School in 2016 as assistant professor of economics. Formerly, she was assistant professor and chair of the economics department at Ave Maria University. Her primary areas of research include economics of education and religion, family studies and demography, Catholic social thought and political economy. Dr. Pakaluk is the 2015 recipient of the Acton Institute’s Novak Award, a prize given for “significant contributions to the study of the relationship between religion and economic liberty.”

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