Found 14 article(s) for author 'Economics'

Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet

Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet, Martin L. Weitzman, 2015, Book, If you had a 10 percent chance of having a fatal car accident, you’d take necessary precautions. If your finances had a 10 percent chance of suffering a severe loss, you’d reevaluate your assets. So if we know the world is warming and there’s a 10 percent chance this might eventually lead to a catastrophe beyond anything we could imagine, why aren’t we doing more about climate change right now? We insure our lives against an uncertain future–why not our planet? Link

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Land Acquisition in India: Public Purpose and Private Property

Land Acquisition in India: Public Purpose and Private Property. Laura Alfaro, Lakshmi Iyer, December 2013, Case. May require purchase or user account. Link verified August 21, 2014

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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 Verified October 12, 2014

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