Kling on Freddie and Fannie and the Recent History of the U.S. Housing Market
Arnold Kling of EconLog talks with host Russ Roberts about the economics of the housing market with a focus on the role of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The conversation closes with a postscript on the current financial crisis.
Shirky on Coase, Collaboration and Here Comes Everybody
Clay Shirky, author of Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations, talks about the economics of organizations with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. The conversation centers on Shirky's book. Topics include Coase on the theory of the firm, the power of sharing information on the internet, the economics of altruism, and the creation of Wikipedia.
Roberts (and Hanson) on Truth and Economics
EconTalk host Russ Roberts talks about the role of empirical evidence and bias in economics and why economists disagree. Roberts talks about how his interviews with various economists at EconTalk have forced him to reassess the role of empirical evidence in various debates in economics and economic policy. Roberts is joined by Robin Hanson of George Mason University for counterpoint and therapeutic advice for those uneasy about the scientific or non-scientific nature of economics.
Klein on Truth, Bias, and Disagreement
Dan Klein, of George Mason University, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts on truth in economics, bias, and groupthink in academic life. Along the way they discuss the Food and Drug Administration (and the drug approval process), the culture of academic life and the roles of empirical evidence and prediction markets in adjudicating academic disagreement. The conversation closes with a discussion of Econ Journal Watch--the watchdog journal Klein founded and edits--and an invitation to listeners
Roberts on Wealth, Growth, and Economics as a Science
EconTalk host Russ Roberts talks with reporter Robert Pollie about the basics of wealth and growth. What happens when the stock market goes down or the price of housing? When wealth goes down, where does the wealth go? How do these changes affect our wealth? What is the relationship between wealth and inflation? Roberts explains the economic fundamentals of these changes. At the end of the conversation, Roberts discusses the implications of the current economic crisis for assessing the state of
Justin Fox on the Rationality of Markets
Justin Fox, author of The Myth of the Rational Market, talks about the ideas in his book with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Fox traces the history of the application of math and economics to finance, particularly to the question of how markets and prices process information, the so-called efficient markets hypothesis in its various forms. The conversation includes discussions of systemic risk, the current financial crisis and the lessons for policy reform.
Boettke on Elinor Ostrom, Vincent Ostrom, and the Bloomington School
Peter Boettke of George Mason University and author of Challenging Institutional Analysis and Development: The Bloomington School (co-authored with Paul Dragos Aligica), talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the Bloomington School--the political economy of Elinor Ostrom (2009 Nobel Laureate in Economics), Vincent Ostrom, and their students and colleagues at Indiana University. The discussion begins with the empirical approach of Elinor Ostrom and others who have studied the myriad of ways
Kling on Prosperity, Poverty, and Economics 2.0
Arnold Kling of EconLog and the author (with Nick Schulz) of From Poverty to Prosperity: Intangible Assets, Hidden Liabilities and the Lasting Triumph over Scarcity talks about the book with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Kling discusses how modern economists think about growth in both developed and undeveloped countries and contrasts those ideas with earlier views in economics. The focus of the modern understanding is on ideas and the ability of ideas to improve technology, leading to prosperity.
Lecture 4 - Introduction to Economics 3
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Lecture 3 - Introduction to Economics 2
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Lecture 2 - Introduction to Economics
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With all eyes on Crimea, U.S. urges Russia not to inflame crisis
Feb. 28 - As the attention in the Ukraine crises turns to the majority ethic-Russian Crimea region, U.S. Secretary of State Kerry urges Russia not to inflame the situation. Gavino Garay reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, natio
Gudrun Johnsen: "Bringing Down the Banking System: Lessons from Iceland" | Talks at Google
Iceland's banking collapse is the largest, relative to the size of the economy, suffered by any country in modern economic history. In this seminar, Gudrun Johnsen provides an overview of the methodology and conclusions of the Icelandic Parliament's Special Investigation Commission on the causes and events leading up to the fall of the Icelandic banking system, as presented in her book, Bringing Down the Banking System: Lessons from Iceland, and explains what the world of finance can learn from
Pirates of the Atlantic
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Hedge fund clones
Narayan Naik, Professor of Finance and Director of the Hedge Fund Centre, talks about the increasing popularity of synthetic hedge funds
Open Source Research Analytics, Economics, and Best Practices (October 10, 2007)
Computing, science, technology, engineering, development, innovation, research, influences, infrastructure, networking, data, applications, monitoring, performance, hardware, software, programming, analytics, economics, information, practices, code, growt
8. Algorithmic Game Theory: Two Vignettes (March 11, 2009)
Computer science, system design, economics, authorization, control theory, modeling, behavior models, efficiency, performance guarantees, routing, mechanism design, traffic networks, Nash equilibrium, routing, auctions, multi-item auctions, bidding, indif
2. Semiconductor Value in the Post Fabless Era (January 28, 2009)
Technology, computers, economics, engineering, finance, invention, investment, venture capital, equity, product design, profitability, fabrication, system-on-a-chip, SOC, profitability, start-ups, invention, option economics, stocks, intellectual property
9. California's Climate Policy Efforts: Challenges Ahead
Climate policy, natural resources, energy, environmental protection, research, development, progression, technology, efficiency, vehicle use, carbon fuel standard, regulations, motor fuel, greenhouse gases, emissions, cap, trade, economics, state governme
8. The Political Economy of the Global Coal Market
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