Interviews  and Profiles


"Interview with Edmund Phelps Macro and Capitalism," Timothy Taylor, BBN Times, July 15, 2024.

"Edmund Phelps on HIs Career and Contributions To Macroeconomics," with Jon Hartley, The Capitalism and Freedom in the 21st Century Podcast, July 10, 2024.

"Rekindling the Spirit of Innovation," INET, April 24, 2024.

"China’s commitment to innovation shines bright on quality development: Nobel laureate Edmund Phelps," Global Times, March 28, 2024.


"Thinking about dynamism with Edmund Phelps," with Geoff Kabaservice, All Things in Moderation, November 3, 2023.

"Ukraine-Krieg hat den Westen wieder zusammengeschweißt," with Thorsten Breitkopf and Julia Hahn-Klose, Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, August 11, 2023.

"Ich warne davor, den IRA zu kopieren," with Julian Olk, Handelsblatt, August 14, 2023.

"De invloedrijkste econoom van wie je nog nooit hebt gehoord," with Marceline Bresson, Het Financieele Dagblad, August 10, 2023.

"Innovationen entstehen im Markt," with Malte Fischer, WirschaftsWoche, July 26, 2023.

"Le pessimisme d’un prix Nobel d’économie," with Emmanuel Garessus, All News, June 6, 2023.

"Think Different," with Jonathan Mier, Ted X Niendorf, June 3, 2023.

"Trop de télétravail est dangereux pour la société," with Marc Lambrechts, L'Echo, June 1, 2023.

"Économie : la France manque-t-elle de créativité?" with Guillaume Erner and Jean-Marc Daniel, France Culture, June 1, 2023.

"Episode Eighty-Six," with François Allisson, Jennifer Jhun, and Çinla Akdere, Smith and Marx Walk Into a Bar, May 15, 2023.

"Nobel Prize laureate Edmund Phelps' journey in economics," with David Martin Davies, Texas Public Radio, May 5, 2023.

"La recessione si vede già negli Usa. L’Italia? Cresce più di Francia e Regno Unito," with Maria Teresa Cometto, Corierre della Sera, April 4, 2023.

"Edmund Phelps and the search for a ‘new economy,’" with Daniel Hinge, Central Banking, March 23, 2023.

"Looking Ahead 2023: Unlocking the Private Sector's Potential," CGTN, January 20, 2023.


"What makes a dynamic economy? " with Edward Brown, The Demand Side, December 1, 2022.  

"Nobel prize winner says the U.S. needs a 1950s-style productivity boom," Squawk Box Europe, CNBC, August 24, 2022.

"Phelps: 'Abbiamo bisogno di una società migliore per avere un'economia migliore,'" with  Lucia Annunciata,  Il Sole 24 Ore,  June 2, 2022.

"Il Nobel Phelps: dobbiamo tornare all’innovazione dal basso per crescere," with Giuliana Ferraino, Corriere Della Sera, June 1, 2022.

"Nobel Prize Phelps teaches young people the importance of creativity," Il Tempo TV, May 30, 2022.

"How Do Higher Interest Rates Bring Down Inflation,"  with Jeff Sommers, New York Times, May 14, 2022.

 "On Inflation," with Vonnie Quinn, Bloomberg Opinion Radio, January 25, 2022.


"Edmund S. Phelps Says More...," Project Syndicate, May 4, 2021.

"How will the global economy be reshape in a post pandemic era?," CGTN, April 19, 2021.

"Biz Talk," CGTN, March 27, 2021


"Some Immortal Wisdom on Economics, Innovation and China," with Shirley Yu and Martina Fuchs, Hey China!, November 28, 2020.

 "A Nobel Laureate on Individualism and Prosperity," with Caroline Harting, Columbia News: Off the Shelf, November 18, 2020.

 "China and the US will not decouple on a large scale," with Grace Gu, Shanghai Media Group, November 4, 2020.  

 "The Economy Depends On Biden Winning," with Paul Sweeney and Vonnie Quinn, Bloomberg Radio, September 25, 2020.

 "Bloomberg Surveillance: Nobel Laureate Phelps: Incompetent People Run U.S. Government," with Tom Keene and Francinc Lacqua, Bloomberg TV, September 24, 2020.

 "Bloomberg Surveillance" (start at 1:55:45), with Tom Keene and Francine Lacqua, Bloomberg TV, August 7, 2020.

"Nobel Prize winner in economics: China will benefit from innovation in post-epidemic era" (in Chinese), with Dawei Li, Guangming Daily, June 12, 2020.

"It's important to get a debt agreement that is feasible for Argentina" (also available in Spanish here), with Jorge Fontevecchia, Perfil, June 10, 2020.

 "Inventiveness with Nobel Prize winner Phelps," with Sandra Navidi, NTV, May 22, 2020.

"Un Nobel Economia, A Favor De Argentina Por la Deuda," with Alejandro Bercovith, C5N Argentina, May 19, 2020

 "Il Nobel: debito USA troppo alto," with Emiliano Bos, Radio Televisione Svizzera, May 14, 2020.

"Trump's coronavirus rescue package must double to $4tn, says Nobel-prize winning economist," with Ben Chu, the Independent, April 23, 2020.

"Il premio Nobel Phelps: “Libertà e innovazione sono le nostre armi per la sopravvivenza,” with Mario Platero, La Stampa, April 22, 2020.

"Conversation with E21: Edmund Phelps on the COVID-19 Response," with Allison Schrager, Economics 21, April 13, 2020.


 Episode 399: Honey, I Grew the Economy,” with Stephen J Dubner, Freakonomics, December 4, 2019.

"Germany Needs more Capitalism" (in German), with Von Holger Zschäpitz, Die Welt, November 10, 2019.

"Gräbt sein eigenes Grab“ Nobelpreisträger Edmund Phelps kritisiert Trump scharf," with Michael Hesse, Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, August 25, 2019.

"Nobel laureate Phelps warns: industrialized countries should "not throw money around" (in German), with Nicole Bastian, Handelsblatt, August 23, 2019. 

"Europa fehlt der Funke," with  Alexander Hagelüken and Jan Willmroth, Süddeutsche Zeitung, August 21, 2019.

"Occidente se equivoca al impedir que la gente de 65 años siga trabajando," CincoDias, June 1, 2019.

"Investimento estrangeiro em Portugal não vai durar para sempre,” with Ana Sanlez, Dinheiro Vivo, June 1, 2019. 

"China's economy will soon recover from the trough," with Grace Gu,  Lujiazui Financial Network, April 5, 2019.

"U.S. is not ripped off by China, says Nobel laureate Edmund Phelps," CGTN, March 24, 2019.


Capitalism – What Comes Next,” with Vikas Shah MBE, Thought Economics, November 24, 2018.


Trump schafft enorme Unsicherheit,” with Julian Heißler, WirschaftsWoche, Novemeber 5, 2018.


Nobelpreisträger Phelps: Rezession in sechs bis zwölf Monaten,” with  Stefan Riecher, Die Presse, September 27, 2019. 

Academic praises rising innovation,” with Zhang Ruinan, China Daily, September 20, 2018.


"China should turn to 'good economy'" with Wu Si, China Policy Review, April 9, 2018.



"Will Jay Powell Tip Hand at Confirmation Hearing?," with Vonnie Quinn, Bloomberg Markets, November 27, 2017. 


"L’esprit innovant d’Edmund Phelps," with Olivia Gesbert, France Culture, November 21, 2017


"Edmund Phelps Says It'd Be Good to Try Higher Interest Rates," with Tom Keene, Bloomberg Surveillance, November 9, 2017.

"Phelps Says Standard Theory Doesn't Explain Low Inflation," with Vonnie Quinn,  Bloomberg Markets, November 9, 2017.

"No es bueno disparar la tasa de desempleo para tener una tasa de inflación más baja," with Gabriela Origlia and Sofia Diamante, La Nacion, October 5, 2017.


"Tres Premios Nobel Disertarán En Córdoba," with Mariano Javier Pepa, Córdoba Times, August 30, 2017.

"Advice to Young Economists," Lindau Nobel Laureates Meetings, August 1, 2017


"À quel point faut-il être aveugle pour caricaturer à ce point la pensée de Macron?," with Eric Le Boucher, Slate France, July 4, 2017.


"La prospérité de masse, d’Edmund Phelps," with Johan Rivalland, Contrepoints, June 28, 2017.


"Le prix Nobel d'économie plaide pour la culture," with Patrice Moyon, France Ouest, June 18, 2017.


"Pourquoi nos sociétés nes prospèrent plus," with Marc Lambrechts, L'echo, June 17, 2017.


"Pour avoir de la croissance, il faut de la créativité," with Ali Laidi, France 24, June 12, 2017.


Prefereixo veure els joves amb la mirada perduda a l'infinit que mirant una pantalla,” with Antoni Bassas, Ara, June 10, 2017.


"Macron voit l’économie comme je la vois," with Stéphane Loignon, Le Parisien , June 8, 2017.


"Quand un Nobel nous parle de notre prospérité," with Charles Jaigu, Le Fiagaro, June 8, 2017.


"La parole aux auteurs: Edmund Phelps," with Emmanuel Lechypre, BFM Business, June 7, 2017.

Le protectionnisme social est dévastateur”, with Marc Vignaud, Le Point, June 6, 2017.


“L'Invité de l'économie,” with Nicholas Pierron, Radio Classique, June 6, 2017.


"Nobel-winning economist: ‘Let entrepreneurs tap into the unknown and innovate more’," with Stephen Carrol, France 24, June 6, 2017.


Donald Trump a une vision erronée de l’économie,” with Marrie Charrel, Le Monde, June 4, 2017.


La croissance infinie: finie?,” with Nicolas Demorand, France Inter, June 1, 2017.


Para prosperar a lo grande hay que leer a los grandes,” with Víctor Amela, La Vanguardia, May 27, 2017.


Phelps Expresses Concern About Labor Participation Rate,” with Vonnie Quinn, Bloomberg Markets, May 26, 2017.


"Entrevista a Edmund Phelps, Premi Nobel d’Economia," with Georgina Garcia, 8TV, May 22, 2017.


Edmund Phelps, premi Nobel d'Economia: "És probable un 'impeachment' a Trump,” with Mònica Terribas, Catalunya Radio, May 18, 2017.


“Skabertrangen skal ind fra barnsben," with Peter G.H. Madsen, DI Business, May 11, 2017.


Columbia's Phelps says Job Report Shows Recovery is Over,” with David Gura and Seth Harris, Bloomberg Markets, May 5, 2017.


"In the Eyes of a Nobel Prize Economist," with Gao Fei, Xinhua, March 30, 2017.


"The Fate of Free Markets in the Age of Trump," with Chairman Il Sakong, JoongAng Daily, March 6, 2017.


"México y Trump, vistos por un Nobel, " with Ricardo Rocha, Reporte 13, February 27, 2017.


Wirtschaftspolitik wie im Faschismus,” with Thomas Schulz, Der Spiegel, January 27, 2017.


Zinsen sofort rauf wegen Inflation!,” with Jan Schäfer, BILD, January 24, 2017.


"Slowing Innovation, Slowing Productivity," with Tom Keene, Bloomberg Surveillance, October 13, 2016.


With Daniel Hüglim, Cash, January 25, 2016


With Sandra Kang, Tencent Finance, January 23, 2016


"Deutschland hat viel an Kraft verloren," with Ulrich Schafer, Süddeutsche Zeitung, January 20, 2016


"Kukoistuksen kylväjä," with Annuka Oksanen, Mandatum Life Magazine (Finland), October 16, 2015.


"Entrevista a Edmund S. Phelps," with Emma Bouisset,  Món Empresarial (Spain), September 22, 2015.


With Bob Scully, Scully The World Show, July 28, 2015.


"La defensa de Edmund Phelps, Nobel de Economía, de la postura de Alemania y la Unión Europea frente a Grecia," with Luis Fajardo, BBC Mundo, July 20, 2015.


Greece is on a Different Planet,” Bloomberg TV, July 13, 2015.


With Enterprise Observer (China), July 1, 2015.


With Cloud Yip, iMoney Magazine (Hong Kong), May 15, 2015.


With Stefan Thiel, NPR Berlin, April 24, 2015.


"What is the Optimal U.S. Unemployment Rate" and "CEOs Obsessed with Efficiency over Innovation" with Tom Keene, Bloomberg TV, April 17, 2015.


"What Will Happen After ECB Reviews Greek Bank Liquidity?," with Alix Steel, Bloomberg TV, March 31, 2015.


With Heike Wipperfürth, Profil Magazine (Austria), February, 2015.


A US Economist’s Book Turns into a Hit in China,” with Peter Coy for Bloomberg Business, January 29, 2015.


"Edmund Phelps, un novateur," Emmanuel Garessus, Le Temps (Switzerland), November 22, 2014.


With Michael Hesse, Kölner Stadt–Anzeige (Germany), September 25, 2014.


"Innovation, inequality and economics," with Mark Thoma, Vox Views CEPR, September 3, 2014.


"Wir brauchen in Europa die kreative Zerstörung," with Holger Zschäpitz, Die Welt (Germany), August 25, 2014.


"Mass Flourishing: Nobel Laureate Edmund Phelps on how nations create prosperity, dynamism& innovation; how they lose it—and how to get it back," with Charlie Kolb and Therese Revesz, Global Reach, July 10, 2014.


Lunch with the FT,” with Martin Wolf, Financial Times, June 13, 2014.


With Elisabeth Guedél, L’Opinion (France), February 6, 2014.


"Family Values Vs. Innovation?," with Jerry Bowyer, Forbes Magazine, February 3, 2014.


With Daniel Hugli, Cash (Germany), January 28, 2014.


With Yang Shanshan, China Central Television Europe, January 23, 2014.


"US 'out of ammunition' to tackle economic rut," CNBC, January 23, 2014.


With Andrea Bignami, Sky Italia, January 23, 2014.


"Schumpeter Got Innovation Wrong, And Other Myth-Busting Ideas From A Nobel Prize Economist," with Jerry Bowyer, Forbes, January 20, 2014.


With John Hockenberry, The Takeaway, January 15, 2014.


"Mass Flourishing," with John Wren, The Startup Show, January 8, 2014.


With Kourosh Ziabari for Tehran Times, December 15, 2013.


"Nobel-winner Edmund Phelps on his plan to help low-wage workers — without raising the minimum wage," with Dylan Matthews for the Washington Post, December 12, 2013.


With Korean Broadcasting System, November 22, 2013.


"Mass Flourishing," with Russ Roberts for EconTalk, November 11, 2013.


With Stefanie Fontenoy for L’Echo, October 29, 2013.


With Witold Gadomski for Gazeta Wyborcza, October 21, 2013.


"Job Satisfaction," BBC: The Forum, October 16, 2013.


"US Economy is Very Sick," CNBC Europe, October 15, 2013.


"Edmund Phelps on 'mass flourishing'," Prospect Magazine, October 15, 2013.

"Die Rückkehr alter Werte lähmt den Westen," with Tommaso Manzin,  Finanz und Wirtschaft, October 11, 2013.

With Deutsche Welle, October 10, 2013.

"SVERIGE HAR FÖLJT SAMMA NEDGÅNG," with Mattias Svensson, Magasinet NEO, October 9, 2013.

"Nobel laureate praises the Swiss example," with Andrea Seibel, Die Welt, October 7, 2013.

With Globe and Mail, October 4, 2013.

"How Nations Flourish," with Gary Shapiro, Columbia University Record, October 1, 2013.


With Mark Crumpton, Bloomberg Bottom Line, September 30, 2013.

With CBC TV, September 19, 2013.


With Marcos Coronato, O Globo, September 18, 2013.

With Betty Liu for Bloomberg Radio, September 13, 2013.


"Mit Innovation verändert man die Welt zumindest ein bisschen," with Markus Diem Meier and Philipp Löpfe, Tages–Anzeiger, September 10, 2013.


"La provocazione del Nobel 'Ormai la tecnologia spegne la voglia di novità'," with La Repubblica, September 10, 2013.

"Para Nobel Edmund Phelps, EUA desaprenderam a inovar," with Joao Caleiro, EXAME, September 2, 2013.

 "When Work Is Challenging, Economies Thrive," with Justin Fox, Harvard Business Review, August 30, 2013.

“People in the Know,” with China Radio International, August 22, 2013.


"Nobelist on America’s Missing Economic Mojo — and How To Get It Back," with Chris Matthews, TIME Magazine, August 21, 2013.


With CCTV America, August 20, 2013.


"Mass Flourishing," with David Goldstein, Goldstein for Gelt, July 29, 2013.


The West Has Lost Its Dynamism,” Interview with CNBC, June 24, 2013.


La ‘bonne économie, ” Interview by Dominique Rousset, France Culture, June 22, 2013.


With CCTV BizTalk,  April 27, 2013.


With Francine Lacqua, Bloomberg TV, April 8, 2013.


“Nobel laureate warns of declining innovative spirit,” Xinhua, April 6, 2013.


Expecting the Unexpected: An Interview with Edmund Phelps,” with Caroline Baum, Bloomberg View, February 8, 2013.


“Columbia’s Edmund Phelps on December Jobs Report,” with Mark Crumpton, Bloomberg Bottom Line, January 4, 2013.



"Edición AM: Edmund Phelps," with Gonzalo Restini, Radio Duna, December 12, 2012.


With Chang Liu for CCTV, China, November 19, 2012.


With Ian Kehoe, Sunday Business Post, November 7, 2012.


So etwas gab es noch nie,” with n–TV, August 30, 2012.


"Crisi, è il momento dell'unione bancaria. Ma quale? ," with Micaela Osella, Panorama, Italy, August 1, 2012.


"Este camino lleva a la Argentina a una mayor inflación," with Martin Kanenguiser, La Nacion, July 31, 2012.


With Bloomberg MarketWatch, New York City, June 26, 2012.


"What is the Role of Innovation in a Nation's Growth and Future Prosperity," Goldstein on Gelt (Israeli Radio), June 20, 2012.


“Greek Banks Pose Risk to US Economy, Phelps Says,” with Mark Crumpton, Bloomberg Bottom Line, May 7, 2012.



“Columbia's Phelps on Unions, Collective Bargaining,” with Matt Miller and Carol Massar, Bloomberg TV, February 25, 2011.

“Even if US economy gets back on track, 5% unemployment rate a pipe–dream,” Korean Economic Daily, January 3, 2011.


"Emerging from the Financial Crisis: An Interview with Nobel Laureate," with Argyris Tsiaras, Yale Economic Review 6, iss. 1 (Winter, 2010): 56-58.

“Mi aspetto una bunoa annata,” Corriere della Sera, December 20, 2010.


“Columbia's Phelps Discusses Tax Compromise,” with Matt Miller and Carol Massar, Bloomberg TV, December 14, 2010.

"Phelps Says 7-7.5% Unemployment 'New Normal' for U.S.," with Margaret Brennan, Bloomberg TV, November 15, 2010.

“‘The state must bolster the innovative strength of companies.’ Nobel laureate Edmund S. Phelps on lessons from the crisis,” The Focus, v. 14, no. 1 (July 2010) 38–42.

"Phelps Sats U.S. Economy Still in 'Structural Slump,'" with Betty Liu, Bloomberg, April 2, 2010.

"Unemployment and the State of Macroeonomics," with Russ Roberts for EconTalk, February 15, 2010.



"Phelps Rejects Scare Talk of Jobless Recovery in U.S.," Bloomberg TV, October 13, 2009.

"Jobs Outlook - Full Unemployment Now May Be 7%," Bloomberg TV, September 28, 2009 


Interview with Edmund Phelps,” by Howard R. Vane and Chris Mulhearn, Journal of Economic Literature, v. 23, no. 3, Summer 2009, 109–24.

"In Depth Look - A 'Long Slog' Ahead, " Bloomberg TV, February 20, 2009.



“Night Talk,” with Mike Schneider, Bloomberg TV, December 23, 2008.


Robert W. Dimand, “Edmund Phelps and Modern Macroeconomics,” Review of Political Economy 20, no. 1, January 2008, 23–39.



“Lives of the Laureates,” with Dr. Rainer Hank, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, November 11, 2007.


With Chen Lijun, CCTV, Beijing, September 10th, 2007.


"Last Word: It's All About Attitude," with Stefan Theil, Newsweek International, April 2007.


"Pas de "bonne vie" sans travail," with Maguy Day and Eric Le Boucher, Le Monde, February 24, 2007.


"Interview," with Malan Rietveld, Central Banking XVII, no. 3, February 2007.


"Interview," with Rupini Bergström, Swedish television, Stockholm, December 6, 2006.


Axel Leijonhufvud, “Celebrating Ned,” Journal of Economic Literature XLII  (September 2004): 811-821. 

With A. L. Gordon, New York Sun, June 28, 2004.



"Chapter. 8" in Matthew Miller, The Two Percent Solution: Fixing America’s Problems in Ways Liberals and Conservatives Can Love (New York: Public Affairs, 2003).


With Dino Pesole, Il Sole/24 Ore, June 2003.

Biography and interview, Singapore Business Times, February 15, 2003.

Biography and essay, Il Sole/24 Ore, 28 June 2001.


L’aide l’emploi des salaries non qualifies doit etre massive et permamente,” Biography and interview by Erik Izraelewicz, Le Monde (France), March 12, 1996.


Keynesians and Classicals, Old and New: A Conversation between Edmund Phelps and Arjo Klamer, Video, National Economists Club Education Foundation, Washington D. C., April 1994.


With Michael Parkin and Robin Bade, Economics, 2nd edn., Don Mills (Ontario: Addison–Wesley Publishers Ltd., 1994).


Great Economists Since Keynes: An Introduction to the Lives and Works of 100 Modern Economists, ed. Mark Blaug (London: Harvester Press, 1986) .