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The Grumpy Economist

The Grumpy Economist: The Urban Future

interview with John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist | A Podcast with John H. Cochrane
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Does COVID spell the end of cities as we know them — or is an urban renaissance brewing?

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The Grumpy Economist: Slouching Towards A Debt Crisis

interview with John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist | A Podcast with John H. Cochrane
Friday, September 11, 2020

With federal debt at 100% of GDP, a look at the potentially ominous consequences.

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The Grumpy Economist: Dealing With Debt: Ideas From The Ridiculous To The Sublime

interview with John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist | A Podcast with John H. Cochrane
Friday, June 12, 2020

A critical analysis of Modern Monetary Theory -- and a look at the promise of perpetual bonds.

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The Grumpy Economist: Welcome To The ‘Careful’ Economy

interview with John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist | A Podcast with John H. Cochrane
Thursday, May 28, 2020

What the future looks like under a half-speed reopening.

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The Grumpy Economist: COVID On Campus

interview with John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist | A Podcast with John H. Cochrane
Thursday, April 30, 2020

What the pandemic means for the future of American higher education.

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The Grumpy Economist: COVID Quandaries

interview with John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist | A Podcast with John H. Cochrane
Thursday, April 16, 2020

The virus creates uncertainties around unemployment, civil liberties, and monetary policy.

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Thinking Through Phase II

interview with John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist | A Podcast with John H. Cochrane
Wednesday, April 8, 2020

What it will take to begin reopening the American economy.

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The Grumpy Economist: The Road To (Partially) Reopening America

interview with John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist | A Podcast with John H. Cochrane
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The policies that can steer us back towards normality.

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The Grumpy Economist: Coronavirus And The Road To Recovery

interview with John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist | A Podcast with John H. Cochrane
Friday, March 27, 2020

How economic policy can help America bounce back — and how it can go wrong.

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The Grumpy Economist Podcast features Hoover Institution Senior Fellow John Cochrane offering analysis and commentary on the news of the day from a humorous free-market perspective.


About John H. Cochrane

John H. Cochrane is the Rose-Marie and Jack Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is also a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and an adjunct scholar of the CATO Institute. 

Before joining Hoover, Cochrane was  a Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, and earlier at its Economics Department. Cochrane earned a bachelor’s degree in physics at MIT and his PhD in economics at the University of California at Berkeley. He was a junior staff economist on the Council of Economic Advisers (1982–83).