VoxTalks

The VoxTalk podcast series began in 2008 and now, along with the new weekly episodes, it offers access to a fascinating archive of world-class economists discussing their research in detail.

Thiemel
VoxEU Talk

The limits of microfinance

Microfinance has helped millions of the world's poor build better lives. But can it help the world's poorest people, who spend most of their lives growing food to feed their families, to diversify into other jobs? Jack Thiemel tells Tim Phillips about the impact of one of these projects, and what it tells us about the best ways to help the ultra-poor.

Raising the pressure on Putin
VoxEU Talk

Raising the pressure on Putin

Which economic sanctions against Russia are lawful, which are politically feasible, and which will bite? In the second of VoxEU's series of commentaries on the economic consequences of the conflict in Ukraine, Luis Garicano - economist and MEP - describes what has been done so far and what more can be done.

Anti-LGBT discrimination in transition economies
VoxEU Talk

Anti-LGBT discrimination in transition economies

A recent experiment in Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine attempted to overcome deep-seated prejudice against the LGBT community using information. Ralph De Haas and Cevat Aksoy of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development tell Tim Phillips about which messages cut through, and what impact can they have in the face of religious and state hostility.