Academic Influence Interviews

At we have the opportunity and honor to speak with many scholars who are highly influential in their fields.

Our interviews typically reveal insights about an academic discipline that prospective students intent on studying that discipline find helpful. At the same time, our interviews explain

  • what top scholars are doing,
  • what got them into their profession,
  • what continues to excite them in their research, and
  • what it’s like being part of the communities into which their studies have led them.

Often we learn that there is so much more happening in a given discipline than is commonly imagined, so that these interviews turn into truly enlightening conversations.

We hope you enjoy these interviews as much as we have enjoyed making them.

We are always bringing out new interviews, so please stay tuned.


How does the economy affect the environment? Economist Herman Daly talks with Karina

How economics borrows from ecology, physics, and mathematics | Interview with Dr. Herman Daly


How economics informs all aspects of life | Interview with Dr. Gregory Mankiw


How Modern Monetary Theory addresses economic dilemmas | Interview with Dr. Steve Keen

How monopolies, geography, and currency crises affect economies | Interview with Dr. Paul Krugman


How politics influences economics in nations | Interview with Dr. Ha-Joon Chang

How to model and forecast economic trends | Interview with Dr. Steve Keen