UM Economics Podcast Ranked in Top 25 Nationally

September 26, 2018

MISSOULA – The University of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research recently received national recognition for its daily podcast, the “Montana Economic Minute,” in the Intelligent Economist’s Top 25 Best Economic Podcasts ranking for 2018.

“Montana Economic Minute” is produced each business day by BBER Director Patrick Barkey and airs on radio stations around the state. The podcast focuses on both local and national economic issues, including real estate, taxes, tourism and business.

The inclusion of the “Montana Economic Minute” in the Top 25 list by Intelligent Economist marks the third consecutive year the podcast has made it in the list, appearing among high-profile podcasts such as “Freakonomics” and “The Economist Radio.”

“The bureau’s talented economists are at the top of their field and so provide shrewd coverage of financial data – economic forecasts for both Montana and the whole country,” according to Prateek Agarwal of Intelligent Economist.

Current BBER podcasts are available for download at


Contact: Patrick Barkey, director, UM Bureau of Business and Economic Research, 406-243-5113,