Tag Archives: Economics

Adaptive markets: financial evolution at the speed of thought by Andrew W. Lo

Overview: A new, evolutionary explanation of markets and investor behavior Half of all Americans have money in the stock market, yet economists can’t agree on whether investors and markets are rational and efficient, as modern financial theory assumes, or irrational and inefficient, as behavioral economists believe—and as financial bubbles, crashes, and crises suggest. This is …
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The World in 2018 by The Economist

Overview: The World in 2018 will build on three decades of publishing success: this will be the 32nd edition.The World in 2018 will be specific, numerate and opinionated: full of predictions, and a good read. The Economist’s writers will be joined by distinguished editors and columnists from other publications: leaders from business, politics, science and the arts will …
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Economics for the common good by Jean Tirole

Overview: From Nobel Prize–winning economist Jean Tirole, a bold new agenda for the role of economics in society When Jean Tirole won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Economics, he suddenly found himself being stopped in the street by complete strangers and asked to comment on issues of the day, no matter how distant from his …
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The World in 2016 by The Economist

Overview: The World in 2016, The Economist‘s annual collection of predictions, identifies and explores the issues that will shape the year ahead. Prominent figures from politics, business, science and the arts join journalists from The Economist and other leading publications in offering forecasts for 2016. With a 30th-edition special section and contributions from Christine Lagarde, …
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Nobel Prize in Economics 2015

The Nobel Prize for Economics has been awarded to Angus Deaton for his work on consumption, poverty and welfare that has helped governments to improve policy through tools such as household surveys and tax changes. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said the British-born microeconomist’s work had been a major influence on policy-making, helping for example to determine …
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The EU in the World

Eurostat has just released the latest edition of the publication The EU in the World. The 2015 edition provides a portrait of the EU, considered as a single entity in relation to other major economies of the world. The study compares the European Union (EU) with the 15 non-EU G-20 countries across thirteen statistical fields …
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Happiness and virtue ethics in business : the ultimate value proposition by Alejo José G. Sison.

Overview: Research on happiness has steadily increased over the last decade, with different streams of inquiry converging into what has come to be known as ‘modern happiness studies’ (MHS). In this book, Alejo José G. Sison draws on the latest research in economics and psychology as well as Aristotelian virtue ethics to show why happiness …
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The World in 2015 by The Economist

Overview: The World in 2015 is The Economist’s annual forecast of the events and trends that will shape the year ahead. Contributors include journalists from The Economist and luminaries from the world of politics, business, art and technology, including Hillary Clinton and Matteo Renzi. You can find this title at IESE’s Library catalog.

Nobel Prize for Economics Awarded to Professor Jean Tirole

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2014 was awarded to Jean Tirole “for his analysis of market power and regulation”. Jean Tirole is one of the most influential economists of our time. He has made important theoretical research contributions in a number of areas, but most of all he …
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World Bank International Debt Statistics Released

The World Bank has just released the 2014 edition of the “International Debt Statistics”, successor to Global Development Finance and World Debt Tables. It focuses on financial flows, trends in external debt, and other major financial indicators for developing and advanced economies. The report includes more than 200 time series indicators from 1970 to 2012 …
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