Category Archives: Economics

The week explained – Economist

INSTABILITY in Iraq, the acquittal of Rebekah Brooks and the sanctity of smartphones are three important stories that made the news this week. Our correspondents explain. – Economist (click here if video is not observable)

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The Amartya Sen Lecture 2014 – LSE

Christine Lagarde is managing director at the International Monetary Fund. She was appointed in July 2011. A national of France, she was previously France’s finance minister from June 2007, and had also served as France’s minister for foreign trade. – … Continue reading

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How a single principle of physics governs nature and society – TedX

Victor Niederhoffer calls this The Most Stimulating Video About Markets I Have Seen in Years.  Hat tip Daily Speculations. Adrian Bejan is most recently the author of “Design in Nature: How the Constructal Law Governs Evolution in Biology, Physics, Technology, … Continue reading

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The Fourth Revolution & Think Like A Freak

John Micklethwait & Adrian Wooldridge of the Economist magazine on their book, “The Fourth Revolution – The Global Race to Reinvent the State.” We conclude with Stephen Levitt & Stephen Dubner on their book, “Think Like A Freak.”  – Charlie … Continue reading

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Doubts over Piketty inequality data – FT

FT economics editor Chris Giles and FT global economy news editor Ferdinando Giugliano raise doubts about the validity of the data in ‘Capital in the Twenty-First Century’ by Thomas Piketty, which claims that wealth inequality is rising. For more video … Continue reading

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Behavioural finance wins playing blind – FT

Fascinating stuff. Playing blind appears to be the way to make money using behavioural finance. Tom Howard, chief executive of AthenaInvest, tells John Authers why not knowing the names of your investments or the purchase price can help in making … Continue reading

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Tim Geithner on Charlie Rose

Timothy Geithner on his book “Stress Test: Reflection on Financial Crisis.” Click here full interview (click here if pictures are not observable)  

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Weekend Lecture: Economics, But Not as You Know It – LSE

  Recorded on 1 May 2014 in Old Theatre, Old Building. In Economics: The User’s Guide, which he will talk about in this public lecture, bestselling author Ha-Joon Chang explains how the global economy works, and why anyone can understand … Continue reading

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Money talks – Economist

Thomas Piketty’s book attracts interest, mergers and acquisitions on the increase and the Russian economy faces challenges. – Economist (click here if video is not observable)

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2,500 years of financial crises – FT

“Augustus was the original Keynesian…” Financial crises date back to the 4th century BC, but we seem incapable of learning from them. Bob Swarup, author of ‘Money Mania’, explains to John Authers how innovation and crises are related. Both have … Continue reading

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