Mark Blyth is a political economist and professor of international political economy at Brown University whose research focuses upon how uncertainty and randomness impact complex systems, particularly economic systems, and why people continue to believe stupid economic ideas despite buckets of evidence to the contrary. He is the author of several books, including "Great Transformations: Economic Ideas and Institutional Change in the Twentieth Century", "Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea" and "The Future of the Euro".

Pre-U.S. Election 2016:

Post-U.S. Election 2016

The result is in - but does it really matter and for whom does it matter? Will the U.S. president-elect be able to address the problems faced by the voters that put them in charge, or will we be here again in four years time? Join Professors Wendy Schiller and Mark Blyth to discuss what happened and why, and perhaps, what happens next.

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