How The World Works Podcast

Warren Olney and key Anderson faculty members uncover some of the most fascinating aspects of business and how we work

Podcast ID

For the Most Advanced Societies and Economies in History, Violence Was Pivotal

Featuring: Romain Wacziarg, Professor of Economics, Hans Hufschmid Chair in Management
Romain Wacziarg found that agriculture was foundational to development, but calvary was an accelerator

Podcast ID

You May Be Experiencing Time Poverty, A Root Cause of Unhappiness

Featuring: Cassie Mogilner Holmes, Professor of Marketing and Behavioral Decision Making at the UCLA Anderson School of Management
Cassie Holmes’ research and book reveal the methods to control your happiness

Podcast ID

Looking at Reviews on Amazon Before Buying? Beware

Featuring: Brett Hollenbeck, Assistant Professor of Marketing and Sherry He, Marketing Ph.D. Student
Brett Hollenbeck and Sherry He’s research is an exposé on the pervasiveness of fake reviews

Podcast ID

A Looming Crisis Created by the U.S. Congress

Featuring: Stavros Panageas, Robert D. Beyer ’83 Term Chair in Management; Professor of Finance
Stavros Panageas shows us how the national debt could lead to a dangerous economic event

Podcast ID

Workers Vs. Algorithms

Featuring: Felipe Caro, Professor of Decisions, Operations and Technology Management
It doesn’t have to be this way, Felipe Caro explains. Both just need to be understood

Podcast ID

Here’s Why Conspiracy Theories Work So Darn Well

Featuring: Jennifer Whitson, Associate Professor of Management and Organizations
Jennifer Whitson discovered that believers feel they are losing control, so bad information can feel elegant and validating

Podcast ID

UCLA Has a Department for Predicting the Future

Featuring:  Jerry Nickelsburg , Faculty Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast; Adjunct Professor of Economics
For 70 Years, the UCLA Anderson Forecast has predicted the future of the economy. Jerry Nickelsburg tells us what’s in store.

Podcast ID

What If We Could Measure How Good A Corporation Is for Society?

Featuring: Magali Delmas, Professor of Management; Faculty Director, Center for Impact
Magali Delmas’ new transparency study shows change is possible when companies truthfully report ESG metrics

Podcast ID

In a Nation of Increasing Extreme Behavior, a Case for Moderation

Featuring: Aimee Drolet Rossi, Professor of Marketing; Marion Anderson Chair in Management
Aimee Drolet Rossi’s discoveries indicate great potential for change

Podcast ID

Buying a Car Since the Pandemic? It’s a Changed Market

Featuring:  Mark J. Garmaise, Professor of Finance
Mark Garmaise looked to Japan’s post-tsunami used car market to illuminate the current one

Podcast ID

Marketers Connect Better With Consumers Using Headphones

Featuring:  Alicea Lieberman, Assistant Professor of Marketing
Alicea Lieberman found that people feel the material more than content through speakers

Podcast ID

The Science of Sustainability Is Not Yet Sustainable

Featuring:  Charles Corbett, Professor of Decisions, Operations and Technology Management, IBM Chair in Management
We identify bad environmental practices well, but aren’t creating great outcomes, Charles Corbett explains

Podcast ID

Are You a Woman Applying for a Job? Choose Words Carefully

Featuring:  Joyce C. He, Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations
Using masculine words for male-dominated positions will backfire, according to Joyce He

Podcast ID

10,000 Economists Can Be Wrong: 2021’s Crazy Inflation Explained

Featuring:  Leo Feler,  Senior Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast

Forecaster Leo Feler gives reasons for the 7% – and a mea culpa

Podcast ID

Debunking One of the Most Famous Psychology Experiments Ever

Featuring: Daniel J. Benjamin, Professor of Behavioral Economics and Genoeconomics

Economist Dan Benjamin thoroughly shakes down the classic marshmallow test

Podcast ID

Why a Nationwide $15 Minimum Wage Is Wrongheaded

Featuring: Edward Leamer, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Global Economics and Management Director Emeritus, UCLA Anderson Forecast

Economist Ed Leamer pulls no punches looking at our societal issues

Podcast ID

The Forecast Since the Biden Stimulus

Featuring: Leo Feler, Senior Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast

Economist Leo Feler weighs consumer behavior, universal basic income

Podcast ID

What People of Asian Descent in America Face Now

Featuring: Margaret Shih, Associate Vice Chancellor, BruinX, UCLA Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Neil Jacoby Chair in Management; Professor of Management and Organizations

Vice Chancellor Margaret Shih explains the cultural and workplace conflicts.

Podcast ID

The Way the FDA Approves Vaccines Should Be Different Now

Featuring: Fernanda Bravo, Assistant Professor of Decisions, Operations and Technology Management

As Fernanda Bravo tells Warren Olney, it should be risk versus reward.

Podcast ID

Women Consider Jobs Differently, and Employers Know It

Featuring: Melanie Wasserman, Assistant Professor of Economics

Warren Olney navigates hours, work/life balance and pay with Melanie Wasserman.

Podcast ID

Many Fine Wine Labels Are Hiding That They’re Organic

Featuring: Magali Delmas, Professor of Management; Faculty Director, Center for Impact

Magali Delmas found the quality is higher but eco-labeling would leave a sour note.

Podcast ID

This Behavioral Scientist Studied Chinese Factories and Found Surprising Keys to Productivity

Featuring: Sherry Wu, Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations

What motivates employees extends into the U.S. as well, according to Sherry Wu.

Subscribe Now
Listen and Subscribe Now on Your Favorite Podcast Platform