Stephan Richter is a frequent guest on the Marketplace Morning Report, where he serves as the global quiz master and quizzes host David Brancaccio on key global issues. The program is broadcast on National Public Radio stations all across the United States.
54. Trump’s trade policy may resurrect COMECON
Stephan Richter talks with Marketplace host David Brancaccio on why Trump’s trade policies may resurrect COMECON, an old communist trade policy. | March 23, 2018
53. The case for packing up and moving to Germany
Stephan Richter talks with Marketplace host David Brancaccio on the cost of living in Europe as compared to the US. | February 15, 2018
52. Davos World Economic Forum: How World Leaders Feel About Trump
President Trump’s “America First” policy raised eyebrows at the World Economic Forum in Davos on January 26, 2018. Stephan Richter offers a European perspective on Trump and the event. | January 23, 2018
51. Europe’s perspective on Trump’s move away from globalization
The world’s top finance leaders met in Germany this weekend for the latest G20 summit, with signs indicating that the U.S. is backing away from globalization. Stephan Richter, editor in chief of the Globalist, joins us from Berlin to discuss what went down at the meeting. | March 20, 2017
50. The future of security in Germany
An attacker used a tractor-trailer truck to kill 12 people in the Christmas market in Berlin on December 19, 2016. Stephan Richter talks about protection in the region | December 22, 2016
49. Slavery in the 21st Century
Which country today has the largest number of unfree people?
December 28, 2015 | Segment begins at 0:37.
48. Women Are Taking Over the Ivory Tower
In which world region do women constitute the largest share of college students?
December 04, 2015 | Segment begins at 0:13.
47. Robots and Us
Which country has the most robots in the workplace compared to its number of human workers?
September 09, 2015 | Segment begins at 3:20.
46. Flying the Longest Distance
What is longest non-stop flight in the world today?
August 17, 2015 | Segment begins at 0:00.
45. Taking Stock of the World’s Billionaires
Which of the following statements about the world’s billionaires is true?
April 06, 2015 | Segment begins at 0:15.
44. Where the Manufacturing Jobs Are
What percentage of U.S. jobs does the manufacturing sector account for?
December 30, 2014 | Segment begins at 0:04.
43. Life Without Electricity
How long would it take the average American to burn through 100 kilowatts of power?
May 09, 2014 | No audio available
42. Closing the Gender Pay Gap
Which country has a smaller gender pay gap than the OECD average?
March 11, 2014 | Segment begins at 0:15.
41. Renewable Electricity
Which major country performs best when it comes to producing its electricity from renewable sources?
January 03, 2014 | Segment begins at 0:00.
40. America’s $10 Billion Club
How many of the top 500 U.S. companies generated $10 billion or more in profits in 2004?
November 29, 2013 | No audio available
39. U.S. as No. 1
Does the United States still have the world’s most competitive economy?
August 14, 2013 | Segment begins at 0:19.
38. China’s Great Leap Forward
Which country’s current income level is most similar to China’s? Is it Greece, Malaysia, Russia or Ecuador?
July 22, 2013 | Segment begins at 0:19.
37. Know Your Gold Stuff?
How much gold has ever been produced?
June 18, 2013 | Segment begins at 0:19.
36. U.S. Stock Ownership: Who Benefits?
What percentage of U.S. households own stock?
May 21, 2013 | Segment begins at 0:19.
35. Global Meat Consumption: Boom or Bust?
In 2011, did meat consumption worldwide increase or decrease?
April 23, 2013 | Segment begins at 0:18.
34. Rising Gasoline Costs Vs. Fuel Efficiency
How much less would American drivers spend if the fuel economy standards set by the U.S. government for 2025 were already in place?
April 02, 2013 | Segment begins at 0:18.
33. Continuity at the Top
Since 1892, which of the following institutions has seen the fewest changes in leadership?
March 18, 2013 | Segment begins at 0:18.
32. The World’s Working Poor
How many of the world’s 3.1 billion workers earn less than $1.25 a day in wages?
March 12, 2013 | Segment begins at 0:18.
31. Corruptibility: How Countries Compare
Which major emerging nation is perceived to have the most corruption in its public sector?
February 25, 2013 | Segment begins at 0:18.
30. Big-Time Exporters
In which major country do exports account for the highest share of the national economy?
February 11, 2013 | Segment begins at 0:18.
29. How Poverty Shrinks Globally
What is the share of the population of developing countries that lives in extreme poverty?
January 31, 2013 | Segment begins at 0:18.
28. Sandy in Perspective
Which year saw the highest total of economic damages worldwide from natural disasters?
January 29, 2013 | Segment begins at 0:18.
27. Global Economic Speed Check
By what percentage has the U.S. economy grown annually over the two decades since 1991?
January 04, 2013 | No audio available
26. Income Inequality: Where Does the United States Rank?
Which countries have levels of income inequality similar to the United States’?
December 25, 2012 | Segment begins at 0:18.
25. Peaceful Europe?
Since 1600, what is the longest time that there has been peace between the major powers on the European continent?
December 11, 2012 | Segment begins at 0:18.
24. As Cars Go Global
Which of these statements about today’s global automotive industry are true?
January 16, 2012 | No audio available
23. The United States’ Afghanistan Vs. UN Costs
The United States spends $115 billion per year in Afghanistan. How much does it spend on the United Nations?
January 04, 2012 | No audio available
22. Who’s the Bottom Half Now?
In which category do emerging market economies not yet account for more than a 50% global share?
November 11, 2011 | Segment begins at 4:37.
21. U.S. Stock Market Dominance: The World’s Biggest Anachronism?
How much of the value of the global stock market is accounted for by the United States?
October 31, 2011 | Segment begins at 4:33.
20. Global Fertility Rates Compared
How many countries now have a fertility level of less than two children per woman?
October 17, 2011 | No audio available
19. Where Most Muslims Live
Which world region has the largest Muslim population?
July 12, 2011 | Segment begins at 4:35.
18. The World’s Largest Urban Economy
Which metro area accounts for the greatest share of the global economy?
June 28, 2011 | Segment begins at 4:33.
17. Gas Prices Compared
Where are gas prices highest — and where are they lowest?
May 24, 2011 | Segment begins at 4:20.
16. Counting All Indians
India’s population increase over the last decade is equal to the entire population of which country?
May 09, 2011 | Segment begins at 4:33.
15. When Cities Rule the World
What share of global GDP do the world’s 150 major metropolitan areas account for?
April 13, 2011 | Segment begins at 4:26.
14. The World’s Tobacco Production King
Which country produces more tobacco than any other?
March 09, 2011 | No audio available
13. The United States in Afghanistan
How much does it cost per year to support one U.S. service member deployed to Afghanistan?
February 22, 2011 | Segment begins at 4:27.
12. Asia’s Fastest Riser
Which Asian country’s economic lot has improved the most since the mid-1960s when measured by income per person?
January 20, 2011 | Segment begins at 4:25.
11. Nobel BRICs
How many Chinese citizens have won a Nobel Prize since the prizes were first awarded in 1901?
December 10, 2010 | Segment begins at 4:21.
10. The Obesity Epidemic
Of the world’s 20 major economies, how many have obesity rates of at least 25%?
December 03, 2010 | Segment begins at 4:11.
9. A Sustainable Retirement Age
What is the “right” retirement age in the rich OECD countries?
November 19, 2010 | Segment begins at 4:44.
8. Sizing Up the United States’ Oil Reserves
What percentage of global oil reserves is located in the United States?
October 26, 2010 | Segment begins at 4:29.
7. Sizing Up Development Aid
Which country provides the most development aid relative to the size of its national economy?
October 12, 2010 | Segment begins at 4:10.
6. Number Four in 2050
Which country will be home to the world’s fourth-largest population in 2050?
October 08, 2010 | Segment begins at 3:44.
5. Congressional Millionaires
Of the 535 members of the U.S. Congress, how many are millionaires?
September 07, 2010 | Segment begins at 4:46.
4. Coffee King of the Universe
On a per-person basis, which country consumes the most coffee?
August 20, 2010 | Segment begins at 3:58.
3. Africa’s Growth Kings
Which group of African countries grew the most in 2009?
July 19, 2010 | Segment begins at 4:33.
2. The U.S. Federal Budget and the World
Which major country’s entire economy is about the same size as the proposed $3.6 trillion U.S. federal budget for 2010?
July 06, 2010 | Segment begins at 4:49.
1. Coal King
Which country is most dependent on coal?
June 14, 2010 | Segment begins at 4:37