This week on Out of Office: A Travel Podcast, the boys talk to Harvard Professor Matthew Weinzierl about space tourism and what it’s going to be like once we’re all weekending at the International Space Station. You might say this episode is “out of this world”…but if you did, we’d fire you as our copywriter.

Matt Weinzierl is an Associate Professor in the Business, Government, and the International Economy Unit at Harvard Business School. Prior to his doctoral studies, Professor Weinzierl worked in the New York office of McKinsey & Company, specializing in financial services. From 2003 to 2004, he served as the Staff Economist for Macroeconomics on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. In 2008, Professor Weinzierl was selected to participate in the Review of Economic Studies tour. He is a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Professor Weinzierl’s research focuses on the optimal design of tax policy. In particular, he has written on the potential value of age-dependent taxation, the dynamic feedback effects of tax changes, and the impact of differences in tastes across individuals on optimal tax design.

Things we talked about in today’s podcast: