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The Brookings Cafeteria

Jan 17, 2020

This is an episode in three parts.

First, Marcus Casey interviews James Bessen, executive director of the Technology and Policy Research Initiative at Boston University’s School of Law, on how automation and artificial intelligence are affecting middle-class jobs.

Then, in David Wessel’s Economic Update, Wessel...


Jan 10, 2020

Bill Frey, a senior fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings and one of the nation’s leading experts on U.S. population demographics, talks about his new analysis of Census Bureau data on America’s population dynamics and their meaning for immigration, the Electoral College in future...


Jan 3, 2020

Stephanie Aaronson, vice president and director of Economic Studies at Brookings, and Louise Sheiner, the Robert S. Kerr Senior Fellow and policy director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, share their views on the state of the U.S. economy and the top economic issues facing the country in...


Dec 27, 2019

To celebrate the closing of the year, this episode features our favorite clips from past 12 months. We hope you enjoy it and perhaps take the opportunity to download full episodes that interest you, share the show with friends, and rate the podcast on Apple Podcasts.

Visit the episode's show notes to get links to all of...


Dec 20, 2019

How will artificial intelligence (AI) affect work? While it seems likely that automation and robotics will impact, or even displace, jobs on the lower-end of the income and education spectrum, AI may have impacts on better-paid and more educated workers, according to new research from Mark Muro, Robert Maxim, and Jacob...