Doing economics at Google

Episode 5,  May 08, 2009, 01:52 PM

Hal Varian interviewed by Romesh Vaitilingam, 08 May 2009

Hal Varian, on leave from the University of California, Berkeley, talks to Romesh Vaitilingam about the kinds of things he thinks about as chief economist at Google – using the tools of economics to analyse business opportunities, making money out of search and content, and forecasting (including Google’s flu forecasts). The interview was recorded at the American Economic Association meetings in San Francisco in January 2009.