Readers & Thinkers: The 2018 Nobel Prize in Economics. Prediction

Dear All: This week begins the annual announcement of Nobel Prizes in a variety of fields. The economics Nobel prize will be announced on October 8, 2018. Last Year’s Winner Last year, the prize was given to Richard Thaler “for his contributions to behavioral economics.” Who will win in 2018? As I’ve said before, it’s just too hard to predict anymore (or I’m just too lazy to do the work...
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An Interview with Dr. Harry Markowitz, Father of Modern Portfolio Theory

April 6, 2018. Dr. Harry Markowitz, father of modern portfolio theory. Dr. Markowitz is interviewed by Dr. Chincarini about modern portfolio theory, living a long life, political correctness, and advice for students. Markowitz’s Library Tour: Chincarini takes us on a tour of Dr. Markowitz’s library, showing us his Nobel Prize medallion and the original notes to his famous 1959 book...
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Readers & Thinkers: The 2017 Nobel Prize in Economics. Most People are Human

Dear All: Well, who won? The Nobel prize for economic sciences for 2017 was announced today, October 9, 2017. It went to Richard Thaler. Thaler is 72 years old and was born in East Orange, New Jersey.   He obtained his BA from Case Western Reserve University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Rochester.  The work that set his career as a behavioral economist was done while a professor...
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Readers & Thinkers: The 2017 Nobel Prize in Economics. Prediction

Dear All: This week begins the annual announcement of Nobel Prizes in a variety of fields. The economics Nobel prize will be announced on October 9, 2017. Last Year’s Winner Last year, the prize was given to Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmstrom “for their contributions to contract theory”. Who will win in 2017? As I’ve said before, it’s just too hard to predict anymore.  So instead I’ll...
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Structured Credit Products. History, Pricing, and Risk Management. Guest: Mr. Fabrice Tourre

May 22, 2017. Mr. Fabrice Tourre, former Vice President and Co-Head of European Structured Credit Trading at Goldman Sachs and currently a Ph.D. student in economics at the University of Chicago. Mr. Tourre was involved in the structuring of the famous Abacus CDO that was shorted by hedge fund manager, John Paulson. After the financial crisis of 2008, the SEC brought a suit against Goldman Sachs...
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