Economics Explained

Economics in Two Lessons with John Quiggin

Episode Summary

Internationally renowned Australian economist Professor John Quiggin of the University of Queensland is interviewed regarding his latest book Economics in Two Lessons, published by Princeton University Press in 2019.

Episode Notes

This episode features Professor John Quiggin, author of Economics in Two Lessons: Why Markets Work so Well, and Why they Can Fail So Badly. The book was published earlier this year by Princeton University Press. 

Economics Explained host Gene Tunny has reviewed the book on his blog (see Quiggin's Economics in Two Lessons should be on ECON101 reading lists for decades to come) and he was very happy to speak with Professor Quiggin about his book on the podcast. 

In addition to his own review, Gene recommends listeners check out Nicholas Gruen's remarks at the Melbourne book launch of Quiggin's book:

There's no such thing as a free launch: Launching John Quiggin's Economics in Two Lessons

Professor Quiggin is the Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Fellow in Economics at the University of Queensland and is the author of, among other books, Zombie Economics: How Dead Ideas Still Walk Among Us.