Monthly Archives: April 2009

New Book on Behavioral Finance by Shiller

Animal Spirits book review Akerlof, a Nobel laureate, and Shiller, a good bet to become one, are prominent mainstream economists. They don’t deviate easily from orthodox theory, with its allegiance to the proposition that people are essentially rational, well informed … Continue reading

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Ben Bernanke: In-depth Analysis…

On his background, his personality, his values, and what he is likely to do next.  Download 2009-4-15 Bernanke's PR Push Rewrites Fed Script – WSJ.com

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Finance Jobs Tough Going All Over, Including Wharton

NYT Article on Finance Graduates

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Hope, Fear and Greed (aka, Behavioral Finance)

Hope, Greed and Fear: The Psychology Behind the Financial Crisis From Wharton Tobacman pointed to a survey by Case and Shiller in 2003 of homeowner attitudes in four major markets — Boston, Milwaukee, Los Angeles and San Francisco. In all … Continue reading

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Robert Shiller, Yale Economist, On the Economy

Surveying the Economic Horizon: A Conversation with Robert Shiller  An Interview with McKinsey & Co. On Efficient Markets and Behavioral Finance: The 1970s, I think that was the heyday of the so-called efficient-markets hypothesis. It became thought of as one … Continue reading

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Articles and Videos You Must Experience

From Jeff Kobernick, UBS Private Wealth Management What follows are several links to some of the most compelling and inspiring speeches that I have ever read. Apologies if you have seen some already, but these are all keepers. Happy reading. … Continue reading

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Debate Continues on Financial Oligarchy

Referenced in David Brooks' recent column (and posted in this blog) 2009-4-15 FT Is America the New Russia?

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Those Clever Goldman Guys…

2009-4-15 NYT U.S. Program Lends a Hand to Banks, Quietly Banks have been benefiting from an indirect subsidy adopted by the federal government at the height of the financial crisis last fall that allows them to issue their debt cheaply … Continue reading

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Economic Dashboard Update

Economic Recovery Dashboard

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Do You Think Bernie Madoff Had These Skills?

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