Category Archives: Economics

The price of textbooks – Economist

A textbook case of price-gougingWhy university books in America are so expensive – Economist (click here if video is not observable)

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Did the system work? – FT

US FT Alphaville editor Cardiff Garcia speaks with author Daniel Drezner about his book and theory that the global governence institutions prevented another great depression. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video (click here if video is not … Continue reading

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Where the US economy is headed – FT

Cardiff Garcia, US Alphaville editor, talks to James Sweeney, chief economist at Credit Suisse investment bank, about the outlook for the US economy, monetary policy and asset markets. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video (click here … Continue reading

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Can carry trade carry on? – FT

The carry trade – borrowing cheaply in developed countries to deposit at high rates in the emerging world – works brilliantly, until suddenly it doesn’t. David Bloom, of HSBC, tells FT investment editor James Mackintosh the risks are mounting. For … Continue reading

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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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