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  • #87: How NYCxDESIGN Added $67 Million to the Gross City Product

    Special guest Ed Hogikyan joins the podcast to discuss the evolution of NYCxDESIGN—and its impact on the City's economy.

  • #86: Has New York City Reached "Full Employment"? A Lot Has Changed in 8 Years

    It’s been just eight years since the height of the Great Recession and the devastating toll it took on the global economy, but now economists are debating whether New York City—and the nation as a whole—are currently in a golden era of “full employment."

  • #85: Is Perception Everything? What Construction Trends Mean for the Economy

    With residential construction on the rise, what do construction trends mean for the New York City economy? And how are women leading this once male-dominated industry? Listen to the podcast to find out!

  • #84: NYC Ferry Sets Sail + Unemployment Sinks to Record Low

    Simon and Andrew review the state of private sector employment in April 2017 and are joined by special guest Anthony Hogrebe to explore the economic impact of NYC Ferry – the new public transportation option launching Monday, May 1.

  • #83: Private Sector Dips and the Gender Wage Gap in New York City

    Simon and Kim are shaking things up this month with a new format and a two-part podcast. First, we take a look at the state of private sector employment in March 2017, and then we explore the gender wage gap in New York City and around the country.

  • #82: Interest Rates Take a Hike!

    What happens when the Fed raises interest rates? How do these interest hikes affect everyday New Yorkers? This month, our old friend and colleague Kim Grauer joins us to discuss everything you've ever wanted to know about how these interest rates affect the economy. Don't miss it!

  • #81: How to Make Sense of the Numbers (Deep Dive Edition)

    Job numbers are high, construction is bustling, and the Gross City Product is up 1.7% — but what does that all really mean? Simon and Andrew break from their regular programming and dive into the data to explain to everyday New Yorkers how to make sense of it all.

  • #80 The Economics of Culture and Charity in New York City

    Ever wonder how many charities there are in New York City - or how many people they employ? Ever consider how much money your favorite museums bring in? Simon and Andrew discuss the recent employment numbers and explore the economics of culture and giving in the final podcast of 2016.

  • #79 How Citi Bike Works

    Citi Bike is a wildly popular bike share program in New York City – but who exactly uses it, and why? This month, Simon and Andrew merge into the bike lane and get the economic data on the City's cycling successes.

  • #78 Food Supply Study

    This month, we sit down with NYCEDC experts from both the Center for Urban Innovation and Development to discuss the food distribution study recently released by the Mayor's Office.