An American president's economic advisers are arguably the most influential group of financial policymakers in the world. So why is that team so often free of high-regarded economists? "Freakonomics" co-author Stephen Dubner joins the program.
President-elect Barack Obama's team to take on this financial crisis
(and federal financial policy) is a stark contrast to the outgoing administration. President Bush drew his policy makers from investment banks, a pharmaceutical company and an aluminum giant, among other non-academic institutions. Obama's team is a collection of high-regarded university economists. But what can we expect from that sort of expertise? "Freakonomics" co-author Stephen Dubner
shares his answers, as well as those from people with experience in that position.