Academic economists offer a close-to-infinite number of interesting articles dealing with any topic one can think of and yet, most of the ideas never make it to the general public.  The limited coverage of academic results widens the gap between these two worlds and prevents a more complex understanding of reality. More importantly, once the academia becomes completely isolated with no interaction with the public, it loses its fundamental purpose and meaning – to educate the society.

The aim of SmallTalkEconomics.com is to bridge the gap between academia and the general public by pointing out interesting research using only one graph supported by a background story. If you know about an interesting and well-covered topic, please let us know at ideas@smalltalkeconomics.com!