314: Emily Erikson | How Economic Thought Was Shaped By Companies In “Trade And Nation”

What can we learn from 17th century economic discourse? A crucial transformation in economic thinking happened at the time, and analysis of the discussion of the time period is informative regarding a shift from a more moral view to one of company growth. Professor Emily Erikson of Yale University discusses these concepts from her latest book Trade and Nation: How Companies and Politics Reshaped Economic Thought on episode 314.

Emily Erikson is the Joseph C. Fox Academic Director of the Fox International Fellowship and associate professor of sociology and the school of management (by courtesy). She works on the emergence and development of global networks, organizations, and the institutions of capitalism and democracy.

Her work has appeared in the American Journal of SociologyAnnual Review of SociologySociology TheoryThe Journal of Economic History, and Social Science History, among others. She serves on the council for the economic sociology section of the American Sociological Association, the editorial board for Social Science History, the editorial committee for the Relational Sociology Series. She is a founding member of the advisory board for the Journal of Historical Network Research and sits of the executive council of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Senate.

You can check out her faculty page, or see Trade and Nation on Columbia University Press.

261: Emma Rose Bienvenu | Predictions Of Coronavirus Impacts On Work, Automation, Medicine, And More

Welcome Emma Rose Bienvenu, attorney, L.L.M., and Master of Finance and Economics, to episode 261 of the show. I came upon Emma through her article on Medium’s Marker business subsection, entitled “7 Predictions for a Post-Coronavirus World“. The article details the path that our world can take in upcoming months and years, based on the pandemic, and provides insight into elements we can all benefit from examining.

In her own work, Emma is focused on international trade, commerce, finance, and technology. She has worked in global asset management, public and private mergers and acquisitions, and international arbitration. She has an L.L.M. from U Penn Law and Wharton, a J.D. from McGill, and a Master of Economics and Finance from Sciences Po in Paris. Her experiences have taken her through many regions, including Hong Kong, London, France, and her current region of Quebec. She brings her depth and expertise to the table in our discussion.

Show notes:

  • Emma’s background, and some of her career accomplishments
  • how Emma has ended up more in the legal field, from a family of lawyers, and where she contributes in the category of law
  • what Emma wrote about international arbitration, which was included in a multi-page international law textbook excerpt, along with an example
  • places lived in by Emma, including France, Hong Kong, London, and more
  • her article “7 Predictions for a Post-Coronavirus World”
  • how e-commerce, delivery, and related services will take off following the pandemic (“bits and boxes”, as put succinctly by Emma)
  • where Esports will go based on the momentary push into the virtual world
  • the way that some work will be unable to go remote, whereas those tasks that could be done remotely will be impelled to that direction
  • changes to manufacturing that have room to develop
  • how time is being saved through the non-commute and lack of unsubstantiated work time
  • where seminars and online learning can go, or what the default may become
  • impact on supply chains globally, and how there is a balance between efficiency and resiliency
  • how countries benefit by relying on each other
  • the ways that surveillance will increase, with its publicity based on protecting people and their health
  • depth of cooperation between nations that can be established in coming years, as required to have a functional response
  • illumination of societal dynamics, and Quebec’s quick ability to unite for a common goal
  • relevance of placing value on experts, as opposed to those not as apt in a field
  • risk-taking, as associated with business in relation to government
  • value of being bilingual, and its connection to personality or growth
  • qualities that Emma finds to be valuable in colleagues, and a message to all people about their own ability

It was wonderful to have Emma on the show, and you can follow her on social such as Medium, Twitter, or LinkedIn. Feel free to check out her article at 7 Predictions for a Post-Coronavirus World. To more great content~.