Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Mostly Econ Talks

Behavioural Economics: Common Mistakes in Daily Decisions
Why do smart people make irrational decisions every day? Why do we repeatedly make the same mistakes when we make our selections? How do our expectations influence our actual opinions and decisions? The answers, as revealed by behavioural economist Professor Dan Ariely of MIT, will surprise you

Why is New York America's largest city?

A lecture with Edward Glaeser, Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics at Harvard University entitled, "Urban Colossus: Why is New York America's Largest City?"

Identity and Homecoming

Rageh Omaar, presenter on the Al-Jazeera English Channell

The scientific basis for projections of climate change (in a nutshell)

Measuring American Power in Today`s Fractured World
Paul Kennedy

Faith in the Halls of Power: How Evangelicals Joined the American Elite

D. Michael Lindsay, assistant professor of Sociology at Rice University

Cuba Libre!
Daniel Drezner talks about the future—and the past—of the Cuban embargo.
Gang Leader for a Day

Financial Crises: Lessons from the Great Depression and the Writings of Ben Bernanke
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China's Quest for Resources

Clay Shirky

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