Category Archives: Lectures

Weekend Lecture: A Symposium with 2013 American Nobel Laureates

Go to 40:05 for the economics discussion with Fama, Shiller, and Hansen. LIVE Broadcast from Embassy of Sweden in Washington – Nine Americans were awarded Nobel Prizes this year. All 2013 U.S. Laureates share stories about their discoveries at the … Continue reading

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Weekend Lecture: The Global Economy – Charlie Rose

A discussion about the global economy with Economist magazine editors: John Micklethwait, Zanny Minton Beddoes and Philip Coggan. – Charlie Rose Click here for discussion. (click here if pictures are not observable)

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Weekend Lecture: Thinking and Feeling About Risk – LSE

Lecture begins 19:20 minutes into video.   Good stuff. Whether it’s bicycle helmets or fracking, people often have strong feelings about risks and their control. But, when considering risk, to what extent is it feasible to separate thinking and feeling? David … Continue reading

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Weekend Lecture: Buffet and Greenspan – Charlie Rose

Warren Buffett, Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, Howard Graham, Chairman, author of of 40 Chances – Finding Hope in a Hungry World, and Howard Warren Buffett. Alan Greenspan, former chairman of the Federal Reserve on “The Map and the … Continue reading

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Weekend Lecture: Macro and the Phillips Curve

Great lecture by Tim Harford,  senior columnist for the Financial Times and author of the  The Undercover Economist Strikes Back: How to Run-or Ruin-an Economy. A million readers bought The Undercover Economist to get the lowdown on how economics works … Continue reading

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Weekend Lecture: Transforming the Economic Lives of the Ultrapoor

Robin Burgess, Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Abhijit Banerjee, Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology led a discussion regarding Transforming the Economic Lives of the Ultrapoor. … Continue reading

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Weekend Lecture: Third World lessons for First World growth

Thirty years ago, China seemed hopelessly mired in poverty, Mexico triggered the Third World Debt Crisis, and Brazil suffered under hyperinflation. Since then, these and other developing countries have turned themselves around, while First World nations, battered by crises, depend … Continue reading

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Weekend Lecture: The New Digital Age – LSE

Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen are two of the leading thinkers of our time. The New Digital Age is a unique and unparalleled collaboration between these two great minds and will offer us their view on the future of the … Continue reading

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Weekend Lecture: Palaniappan Chidambaram

Palaniappan Chidambaram, Union Minister of Finance of the Republic of India says “there are no clear signs that recovery has begun over all countries.” Click here for interview (click here if picture is not observable)

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Weekend Lecture: What should economists learn from the financial crisis?

Speaker(s): Dr Ben S Bernanke, Olivier Blanchard, Professor Lawrence H. Summers, Axel A. Weber Chair: Professor Sir Mervyn King Recorded on 25 March 2013 in Old Theatre, Old Building. (click here if video is not observable)

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