What kind of economics should we teach?
The recent global crisis has lead to questions being asked about whether the kind of economics being taught to students in leading economics departments was responsible for the widespread failure to predict the timing and magnitude of the events that unfolded in 2008. Critiques range from an absence of historical context in mainstream teaching of economics to excessive reliance on mathematical models. This panel brings together four leading economists to debate this issue and to discuss what c
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Freefall
Stiglitz lays out not only the course of the financial crisis which began in 2007, but its underlying causes, and shows why much more radical reforms are needed than are currently being contemplated if we are to avoid similar 'systemic' crises in the future. Showing why the bailout has been only marginally effective and how it could have been much more so, and outlines the enormous opportunity - not yet taken - to design a new global financial architecture. Joseph Stiglitz was Chief Economist at
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CAV 2010 – Nancy – La Parisienne 2010.

Thème : Conférences débats du centre anticancéreux de Nancy (Centre Alexis Vautrin)
Pratiquer une activité physique pendant et après un cancer.
Modérateur : Ivan KRAKOWSKI - (Professeur - Oncologie médical - Centre Alexis Vautrin - Centre régional de Lutte Contre le Cancer - ONCOLOR. (www.oncolor.org))
Titre : CAV 2010 – Nancy – La Parisienne 2010.
Auteur : Marie PARACHE : Témoignage d’une patiente et des personnels soignants
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First briefing of the 'crisis compendium' - Part one Andrew Scott
Andrew Scott, Professor of Economics, explains how this downturn differs from previous recessions, and suggests how it may develop in 2009

Warning: Physics Envy May be Hazardous to Your Wealth
In this talk Andrew Lo addresses the problem of finding the right level of abstraction with which to think about economic phenomena. He compares economics to physics, with some surprising results.

For at least several decades economics theorists have assumed that the highest level of abstraction is the best. Lo argues

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Duke Medicine Profiles: Lindsay Wojciechowski, NP
Get to know Duke Medicine's primary care providers. Find more information about Lindsay Wojciechowski, NP, at http://www.dukemedicine.org/find-doctors-physicians/lindsay-wojciechowski-np
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Star Library: Counting Eights: A First Activity in the Study and Interpretation of Probability
Students explore the definition and interpretations of the probability of an event by investigating the long run proportion of times a sum of 8 is obtained when two balanced dice are rolled repeatedly. Making use of hand calculations, computer simulations, and descriptive techniques, students encounter the laws of large numbers in a familiar setting. By working through the exercises, students will gain a deeper understanding of the qualitative and quantitative relationships between theoretical p
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Battle of Gettysburg: trust
Gen. Meade will win the battle of Gettysburg because he's empowered his trusted subordinates, gave them clear direction and then stayed out of their way. -- Ret. Navy Capt. Steve Knott, Army War College
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"Facing the Facts" Spring 2009 Quarterly Podcast
As the global recession sinks into becoming a deepening global depression, and new financial measures such as "quantitative easing" are brought in to try and stabilise markets, Judge Business School's podcast series has been talking to its academics to find out how business can best cope with the changing financial climate it now finds itself in. Boni Sones reports on this positive advice from the experts.
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Britain was the first country to industrialise, and it acquired the largest empire ever during this same period. But its sphere of economic influence extended far beyond the boundaries of the formal British Empire. This unit focuses on the economics of empire, using a case study of one town, Dundee in eastern Scotland, to explore this huge topic.
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Investigating animals: hunters and the hunted

thumbnailHunting animals (predators) are adapted for finding and catching food in many ways. Animals that are hunted (prey) are also adapted to avoid being found
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Automatic Procedures for Bio-Climatic Control
The experiences illustrated here are related to the new regulation of teaching architecture in Italy and these ones in particular have been concentrated on the technological aspects of teaching architecture. We can consider the evolution of the architect from the individual operator to the manager multi- disciplinary aspects of the building process ( building process manager) as a reality today. Information technology, specifically applied to bio-climatic architecture and environmental control,
Author(s): Amirante, M. Isabella and Burattini, Ernesto

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Kritikos Lecture by Bruce Schneier
Security guru Bruce Schneier to speak on “Internet, Security, and Power” Do you ever have the feeling you are being “watched?” If not, perhaps you should. According to security expert Bruce Schneier, who recently teamed up with The Guardian to review the Snowden documents, NSA surveillance through the Internet is far more robust and pervasive than [...]
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17.405 Seminar on Politics and Conflict in the Middle East (MIT)
This course focuses on evolution of contemporary politics and economics. The subject is divided into four parts: Context: historical and strategic perspectives, theoretical issues, and sources and forms of conflict; Continuity: detailed analysis conflicts systems and their persistence, as well as regional competition and recent wars – focusing on specific countries and cases; Complexity: highlighting situation specific strategic gains and losses; and Convergence: focusing future co
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Jezero Titicaca
Lokacija posnetka: Isla del Sol, Bolivija. Najvišje ležeče jezero na svetu.,Location of a photo: Isla del Sol, Bolivia. The highest (commercially navigable) lake in the world.
Author(s): Alenka Kavčič

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Jezero Titicaca
Lokacija posnetka: Isla del Sol, Bolivija. Najvišje ležeče jezero na svetu.,Location of a photo: Isla del Sol, Bolivia. The highest (commercially navigable) lake in the world.
Author(s): Alenka Kavčič

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Contratación y Medios de las Administraciones Públicas
La asignatura Contratación y Medios de las Administraciones Públicas pretende mostrar, por una parte, cómo satisfacen las Administraciones Públicas sus necesidades recurriendo a terceros con los que contrata, y, por otra, como asume y gestiona los medios personales (empleados públicos) y materiales (bienes públicos) necesarios para su funcionamiento.
Author(s): Tomás de la Quadra-Salcedo Fernández del Castill

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Launch of Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network: Mr Bruce Mac Master
Ministers and distinguished high-level representatives from around twenty countries formally launched a new Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network in Oxford on 6 June. Mr Bruce Mac Master, Colombia.
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First briefing of the 'crisis compendium' - Part two Professor Helene Rey
Helene Rey, Professor of Economics, proposes that financial structures and policy must change to avoid the emergence of more bubbles

Learning outcomes
Britain was the first country to industrialise, and it acquired the largest empire ever during this same period. But its sphere of economic influence extended far beyond the boundaries of the formal British Empire. This unit focuses on the economics of empire, using a case study of one town, Dundee in eastern Scotland, to explore this huge topic.
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