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Frank Talk

by Russ Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, October 15, 2007

In the latest EconTalk, I talk with Robert Frank about the virtues of learning economics via puzzles and stories rather than graphs and equations...

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Hurwicz, Maskin and Myerson Win Nobel Economics Prize

with Milton Friedmanvia Bloomberg
Monday, October 15, 2007

Leonid Hurwicz, Eric S. Maskin and Roger B. Myerson, all from the U.S., won the Nobel Prize in economics for theories that help set rules for transactions ranging from auctions to elections...

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Black Monday – Part II

with Niall Fergusonvia Barron's Online
Monday, October 15, 2007

It's worrisome that the best and brightest on Wall Street consistently underestimate the odds of market-jarring events because this suggests that the financial community isn't well-prepared for a true 100-year flood...

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Nobel in economics yet another for University of Chicago

with Milton Friedman, Gary S. Beckervia Associated Press
Monday, October 15, 2007

One of the world's most influential schools of economics has done it again...

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Paulson Pressured by G-7 Calls to Aid Dollar, Market

with John B. Taylorvia Bloomberg
Monday, October 15, 2007

A former Master of the Universe like Henry Paulson doesn't often find himself on the defensive...

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How to Solve the Aging Crisis

with John Shovenvia Conde Nast Portfolio
Monday, October 15, 2007

By 2030, one in five Americans will be over the age of 65, almost twice the ratio than at the beginning of this century...

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Robert Frank on Economics Education and the Economic Naturalist

by Russ Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, October 15, 2007

Author Robert Frank of Cornell University talks about economic education and his recent book, The Economic Naturalist...

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The Nobel Prize in Economics

with Paul M. Romer, Robert J. Barrovia New York Times
Sunday, October 14, 2007

By the time you read this, the Nobel Prize in economics will likely have been awarded, though as I write this, the winners have yet to be announced...

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Nobel Prizes Look to Economics

with Paul M. Romer, Robert J. Barrovia Associated Press
Sunday, October 14, 2007

Given the churning turmoil of global markets sparked by the U.S. subprime crisis, soaring oil prices and a renewed strength by foreign currencies, it might seem appropriate that any of those issues could figure in determining the winner of this year's Nobel economics prize...

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Globalization and Inequality

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, October 14, 2007

A report to be issued this coming week by the IMF (the technical analysis was released early) shows that greater globalization during the past two decades contributed significantly to rising inequality during this period in most developing as well as developed countries...

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