Central Banking and the Credit Crunch
Howard Davies is working on a book about the future of central banking to be published in 2009 by Princeton University Press. He will assess the ways in which central banks around the world have responded to the credit crisis and what that implies for their role in financial sector regulation in the future. Howard Davies is Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Prior to this, from 1997-2003 he was Chairman of the Financial Services Authority, the single regulato
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Designing Policies for Growth - 20 January 2009
In Tuesday's lecture Professor Aghion will discuss how policies inducing directed technical change can be designed to maximise sustainable growth. Philippe Aghion is Robert C Waggoner Professor of Economics, Harvard University
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Designing Policies for Growth - 21 January 2009
In Wednesday's lecture Professor Aghion will focus on the relationship between market reforms and trust. Philippe Aghion is Robert C Waggoner Professor of Economics, Harvard University.
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Why Did Nobody Tell Us? Reporting the Global Crash of 08'
This event will discuss the reporting leading up to the global credit crash of 2008. Alex Brummer has been City Editor for the Daily Mail since 2000. He has over thirty years' experience in the media. Vincent Cable is the Liberal Democrat Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer and speaks for his party on issues of Finance, European Economic and Monetary Union and the City. Evan Davis is a presenter of BBC Radio 4's Today programme. He was the BBC's Economics Editor from 2001-2008. This event is in p
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Nudge: improving decisions about health, wealth and happiness
Standard economic analyses rely on an unrealistic model of human behavior in which economic agents are hyperrational robots. Modern behavioral economics takes a more realistic approach and assumes that economics agents are humans, who sometimes forget where they put their keys, panic in the face of economic volatility, and are growing more obese by the day. The theme of Nudge is that it is possible to help such humans make better choices without taking away their freedoms, just by giving them a
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Declining Hegemon? The United States and the World of Crisis
How will the world economic crisis impact the United States? Are we now witnessing the end of the American era? Michael Cox is professor of international relations and co-director of IDEAS at LSE. Danny Quah is head of department and professor of economics at LSE.
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The Return of Depression Economics Part 1: The sum of all fears
The global economic crisis has shaken a lot of what we thought we knew about economics. Over three consecutive evenings, Professor Krugman will cover the causes of the crisis; the deeply vexed question of how and when the world economy can recover; and the implications of the whole mess for economics and economists. Paul Krugman is centenary professor at LSE and professor of economics and international affairs at Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University. In 2008 he was awarded the Nobel Prize
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The Return of Depression Economics Part 2: The eschatology of lost decades
The global economic crisis has shaken a lot of what we thought we knew about economics. Over three consecutive evenings, Professor Krugman will cover the causes of the crisis; the deeply vexed question of how and when the world economy can recover; and the implications of the whole mess for economics and economists. Paul Krugman is centenary professor at LSE and professor of economics and international affairs at Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University. In 2008 he was awarded the Nobel Prize
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The Return of Depression Economics Part 3: The night they reread Minsky
The global economic crisis has shaken a lot of what we thought we knew about economics. Over three consecutive evenings, Professor Krugman will cover the causes of the crisis; the deeply vexed question of how and when the world economy can recover; and the implications of the whole mess for economics and economists. Paul Krugman is centenary professor at LSE and professor of economics and international affairs at Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University. In 2008 he was awarded the Nobel Prize
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The Future of Banking and Financial Regulation
What is the future of banking and financial regulation following the global financial crisis? Eric Chaney is chief economist for the AXA group. Charles Goodhart is emeritus professor of economics at LSE. David Webb is professor of finance at LSE.
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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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Acknowledgements
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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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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