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Economists win Nobel for contract theory - BBC News

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UK-born Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmstrom of Finland have won the Nobel Economics Prize for work on contract theory.
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Doughnut Economics

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The doughnut of planetary boundaries and social boundaries defines a safe and just space for humanity to thrive in.
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Are economics degrees fit for purpose? - BBC News

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Why a growing number of students are demanding reform of university economics courses.
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The Fourth Industrial Revolution: what it means and how to respond

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What are the challenges and opportunities of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and what impact will it have on business, governments and people?
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Is Financial Reregulation Holding Back Finance for the Global Recovery

The Levy Economics Institute of Bard College is a non-profit, nonpartisan, public policy think tank
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Were the Luddites right about technology and jobs? - BBC News

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The Bank of England's Andy Haldane raised key questions in a thought-provoking speech on the future of the jobs market, says Newsnight's Duncan Weldon.
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The Role of Personal Accountability in Reforming Culture and Behavior in the Financial Services Industry, By Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

The Role of Personal Accountability in Reforming Culture and Behavior in the Financial Services Industry, By Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund | Extension | Scoop.it
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Why We're All Future-Blind

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Our brains can naturally make predictions. However, we think about the future in a linear way, while the world around us is changing exponentially.
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The Trouble With Financial Bubbles

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Central bankers remain divided about when they should seek to prick asset bubbles, with some arguing that maintaining financial stability is too complex an objective. But we need our central bankers to make difficult decisions that require balancing potentially conflicting objectives, even if they are not always right.
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British academic awarded Nobel economics prize - BBC News

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British academic Angus Deaton has been awarded the Nobel economics prize for 2015 for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare.
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Towards a General Theory of Deep Downturns | Institute for New Economic Thinking

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This paper, an extension of the Presidential Address to the International Economic Association, evaluates alternative strands of macro-economics in terms of the three basic questions posed by deep downturns: What is the source of large perturbations? How can we explain the magnitude of volatility? How do we explain persistence?
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Viewpoint: Are Amazon's feedback tactics unusual? - BBC News

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Allegations about Amazon's workplace culture have generated a furore this week.
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The UK's EU referendum: All you need to know - BBC News

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A guide to the UK's decision to leave the European Union following an historic referendum.
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Money making: A brief history of currency from the British Museum - BBC News

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The new £20 note - to feature artist JMW Turner - will be made of polymer, so how has the production of money changed over centuries?
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Economists vs. Economics

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Criticism of economics – for hubris, neglect of social goals beyond incomes, excessive attention to formal techniques, or failure to predict major developments such as financial crises – has usually come from outsiders, or from a heterodox fringe. But lately it seems that even the field’s leaders are unhappy.
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What Can We Really Know About the Future of Stock Prices? | Institute for New Economic Thinking

What Can We Really Know About the Future of Stock Prices?   | Institute for New Economic Thinking | Extension | Scoop.it
A gap between theory and reality has haunted economists.
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Jim Slater and the warning from the 1970s that we ignored - BBC News

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The life of Jim Slater, the buccaneering 1970s financier and asset stripper who has died aged 86, is a classic tale of boom to bust.
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The Nobel Prize winning economist who ate cat food - BBC News

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Nobel Prize winning economist Robert Shiller explains why he ate cat food and how consumers are being manipulated into buying products they don't need
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Inside the Nudge Unit: how small changes can make a big difference - YouTube

► Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube: http://bit.ly/FTimeSubs Why do huge external imbalances herald disaster? Martin Wolf, the FT's chief economics...
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The world needs to stop relying on linear business models that produce waste

The world needs to stop relying on linear business models that produce waste | Extension | Scoop.it
The industrial revolution 200 years ago created what we call a linear economy. Ever since, we have been relying on such a model to achieve economic growth, and standards of living have improved sig...
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The Imaginary Threat of Short-Termism

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The idea that financial markets are too focused on the short term has gained considerable ground within much of the news media and among some academics in recent years, and now it is attracting political attention in the US. It is not difficult to see why; but it is important to understand why that could end badly.
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Refugee Mario: The video game of the migrant crisis - BBC News

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A satirical Syrian refugee version of the video game has spread online
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Invisible Woman: Feminist Economists Challenge Austerity and the Burden of Unpaid Work | Institute for New Economic Thinking

Invisible Woman: Feminist Economists Challenge Austerity and the Burden of Unpaid Work | Institute for New Economic Thinking | Extension | Scoop.it
Economist Alicia Girón explains why a feminist perspective is crucial to new economic thinking.
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