Found 12 article(s) for author 'Economics'

David Laibson: Behavioural Economics and Public Policy Design (Parts 1 & 2 – Civil Service College, Singapore)

David Laibson: Behavioural Economics and Public Policy Design (Parts 1 & 2 – Civil Service College, Singapore). David Laibson, July 30, 2013, Video. “Professor David Laibson discusses how behavioural economics (BE) has helped policymakers design policy interventions that are more effective and behaviourally compatible. Using examples from Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs), Professor Laibson illustrates how this rigorous tool can be used to estimate the net effects and impact of policy interventions and help establish the cause and effect of policy interventions and outcomes. RCTs can further…” Link verified August 21, 2014

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Fortune Tellers: The Story of America’s First Economic Forecasters

Fortune Tellers: The Story of America’s First Economic Forecasters. Walter A. Friedman, 2013, Book. “The period leading up to the Great Depression witnessed the rise of the economic forecasters, pioneers who sought to use the tools of science to predict the future, with the aim of profiting from their forecasts. This book chronicles the lives and careers of the men who defined this first wave of economic fortune tellers, men such as Roger Babson, Irving Fisher, John Moody, C. J. Bullock, and Warren Persons?…” May require purchase or user account. Link┬áVerified October 12, 2014

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