Episode Four: Love and Economics

photo credit: <a href='http://www.flickr.com/photos/paperpariah/3589690234/'>Adam Foster | Codefor</a>

photo credit: Adam Foster | Codefor

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This week on the show, we'll examine how economic models of marriage and romantic partnerships have changed since the 1950's.

Some influential economists like Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers say this new modern view is not only economically sound, but pretty darn romantic to boot. 

 

We'll test their ideas out on one newly-engaged Canadian couple, and discuss why economists like Marina Adshade see marriages and relationships as fertile ground for research. We'll hear why having an up-to-date economic view of these partnerships is important for governments and policy makers when it comes to family law, labour codes, divorce legislation, and other rules and regulations.