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News Brief On Friday, November 27th, 2015

WATCH Nobel winner George Akerlof on his new book ‘Phishing for Phools’

If you haven’t been paying attention to business news, you may not know who Janet Yellen is. And if you don’t, she’s basically in charge of the U.S. economy. She’s the Federal Reserve chair. And More...

Professor Robert Shiller On Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Nobel Laureate Robert J. Shiller: Fraud, Fools, and Financial Markets

 Adam Smith famously wrote of the “invisible hand, ” by which individuals’ pursuit of self-interest in free, competitive markets advances the interest of society as a whole. And Smith was right: Free More...

Professor Robert Shiller On Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Nobel Laureate Robert Shiller: Creativity, Corporatism, and Crowds

– Economic growth, as we learned long ago from the works of economists like MIT’s Robert M. Solow, is largely driven by learning and innovation, not just saving and the accumulation of capital. More...

Professor Robert Shiller On Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Nobel Laureate Robert Shiller: Parallels to 1937

– The depression that followed the stock-market crash of 1929 took a turn for the worse eight years later, and recovery came only with the enormous economic stimulus provided by World War II, a conflict More...

Professor Robert Shiller On Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Nobel Laureate Robert Shiller : Booming Until It Hurts?

–  In recent months, concern has intensified among the world’s financial experts and news media that overheated asset markets – real estate, equities, and long-term bonds – could lead to More...

Yoel Bermant On Monday, February 17th, 2014

George Akerlof Gives Up His Seat On The Board Of The UBS International Center Of Economics In Society

– Akerlof,  husband of Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen stepped down after a hint that his position with the Swiss based organization might represent a conflict of interest. – – George More...

Professor Robert Shiller On Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Nobel Laureate Robert Shiller : The Financial Fire Next Time

–   If we have learned anything since the global financial crisis peaked in 2008, it is that preventing another one is a tougher job than most people anticipated. Not only does effective crisis More...

Gali Raz On Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Obama Appoints Janet Yellen as Chaiman of the US Federal Reserve Bank

–    – President Obama today nominated Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen to lead the United States Central Bank as its new chairman. In doing so Yellen has finally broken the glass ceiling More...

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