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London School of Economics: Signals and Social Consequences from Shrinkflation to Fighter Jets

Speaker(s): Dr Pippa Malmgren Chair: Professor Michael Cox Recorded on 19 September 2016 at Old Theatre, Old Building Economics would be better served by complementing the backward looking approach inherent in algorithms, models and data with plain English, common sense and forward looking signals. Signals can help us identify trends as they unfold in the …

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Milken Institute: Navigating Europe’s New Volatility

This year, Europe has been shaken out of an unsatisfying stasis by heightened fears of deflation, vigorous central bank action, terrorism in France and political transformation in Greece. The continent’s political economy is getting more complicated, and boundaries are being tested. Many wonder how far the ECB’s quantitative easing program will go and whether it …

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Harvard Institute of Politics: Generational Equity & The National Debt

Meredith Bagby, founder of the American Education Foundation, Linda Bimes, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Robert G. Romasco, President of the American Association of Retired Persons, Nick Troiano, co-founder of The Can Kicks Back, and Joan Woodward, President of the Travelers Institute joined Trey Greyson, Director of the Institute of Politics for a discussion on …

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Why the Federal Debt Still Matters: A Panel about our Fiscal Future

The Murphy Institute at Tulane University and the Campaign to Fix the Debt are co-sponsoring a conference on the federal debt Presenters: William Gale, Co-Director of the Tax Policy Center, Brookings Institution Paul Stebbins, Executive Chairman, World Fuel Services Corporation Todd McCracken, President, National Small Business Association Moderator: Steven Sheffrin, Director of the Murphy Institute …

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University of California : Manuel Castells: An overview of the current global economic conundrum

USC Professor Manuel Castells discuses the crisis of global capitalism that has unfolded since 2008 and the implications for globalization theory. The talk was held 2/25/2011, but is still relevant today. Manuel Castells was awarded the 2012 Holberg Prize, for having “shaped our understanding of the political dynamics of urban and global economies in the …

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Robert Gordon: The death of innovation, the end of growth

Robert Gordon talks about how the US economy has been expanding wildly for two centuries; are we witnessing the end of growth? Economist Robert Gordon lays out 4 reasons US growth may be slowing, detailing factors like epidemic debt and growing inequality, which could move the US into a period of stasis we can’t innovate …

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Frontline: Cliffhanger

As the United States faces another round of fiscal crises, PBS Frontline investigates the inside history of how Washington has failed to solve the country’s problems of debt and deficit. The worlds biggest economy and its politics affects the world, but as all countries struggles to overcome crises through politics and compromise, the US struggle …

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Niall Ferguson: Empires on the Edge of Chaos

Niall Ferguson is a Harvard historian who predicts that within the next five years, the U.S. will be spending so much on interest payments, it will have to slash defense spending. He is however known for his provocative, contrarian views. We aim to provide perspective from all sides on topics, this implies that this talk will be followed …

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