The Economy for the Common Good is a widely demanded alternative to the – inhumane, instable and unsustainable – ruling economic model. It is post-dualistic, overcomes both capitalism and socialism, and is based on the values that make human relationships flourish: empathy, dignity, solidarity, cooperation, justice, and sustainability. It is received enthusiastically worldwide, and more and more people, companies, universities and governments are joining the movement. Join us, too! More information on http://www.tedxvienna.at Christian Felber rocks the establishment with a fresh alternative which changes everything: The Economy for the Common Good. At the age of 42 he has written 15 books but is also a passionate dancer and friend of nature. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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My thoughts and reflections after visiting Xiamen, China in March 2014. Please note that this is not designed to be a comprehensive overview of the Chinese economic system. Many important facts were omitted. Most of the communist policies in the mid-1900s ended in disaster. The creation of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and freer markets in 1979 significantly improved China's economy. Although run by the Communist Party, today's China is definitely a mixed economy. Like I said in the video, don't assume that everything is perfect. Civil liberties are lacking and there are still misguided government polices. The most obvious is the growing housing bubble. I'm not sure where China will go in the future, but moving toward freer markets is a step in the right direction. Central planning was getting them nowhere.
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Neoclassical economics dismisses the role of money and the state in the economy. Keynes scholar Robert Skidlesky says it’s time for a re-evaluation. Robert Skidelsky discusses his new book, Money and Government: A Challenge to Mainstream Economics (Allen Lane, 2018) with INET President Rob Johnson.
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Economist and historian Robert Higgs has advanced our understanding of the causes, means, and effects of government power and the need to deconstruct statism and re-establish institutions that protect and advance liberty, prosperity, and peace. His work has engaged such issues as health care, the environment, law and economics, urban development, race discrimination, agriculture, immigration, war and peace, economic development, government spending and debt, welfare, money and banking, presidential power, civil liberties, the Great Depression, science, unemployment, and far more. View the full event here: http://www.cato.org/events/taking-stand-reflections-life-liberty-economy
Views: 590 The Cato Institute
Title: “Pictures from an Economist's Exhibition: Reflections on the Global and Turkish Economy” Speaker: Prof. Dr. Erinç Yeldan Department of Economics, Bilkent University. Place: Art Gallery, Main Campus Library, Bilkent University. Date: Wednesday, 21 October 2015 Time: 12.40-13.30
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Speakers: Professor Wolfgang Streeck, Colin Crouch Chair: Professor David Soskice Recorded on 20 October 2014 in New Theatre, East Building. The financial and economic crisis that began in 2008 still has the world on tenterhooks. The gravity of the situation is matched by a general paucity of understanding about what is happening and how it started. Wolfgang Streeck is the Director of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Society at Cologne and author of Buying Time: The Delayed Crisis of Democratic Capitalism. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics and a member of the Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences as well as the Academia Europaea. Colin Crouch is one of the world's leading political economists, a Member of the Max-Planck Society and the head of Social Sciences at the British Academy. David Soskice is School Professor of Political Science and Economics at the LSE.
World Economic Forum 2018 Davos, Switzerland 23 - 26 January 2018
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Adam Tooze of Columbia University discusses his book Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World at a launch event at the Peterson Institute for International Economics on October 30, 2018. Tamim Bayoumi, author of Unfinished Business: The Unexplored Causes of the Financial Crisis and the Lessons Yet to be Learned, is the discussant. For more information, visit: https://piie.com/events/crashed-how-decade-financial-crises-changed-world
Views: 2486 Peterson Institute for International Economics
If you are a historian you soon become convinced that there is nothing new under the sun. Today all sorts of bad arguments and policies are being revived and presented as novel and exciting – from all parts of the political debate. Why were these bad ideas before and why is it that they are still so today? The IEA's Dr Steve Davies explains, in his THINK 2018 lecture.
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"I literally took my first course in Economic theory from an Austrian." From the 2008 lecture "Reflections on the world economy" (National University of Singapore)
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With xenophobic and authoritarian forces rising across the EU, economies not yet back to pre-2008 levels, Eurozone ‘exits’ becoming more likely and climate catastrophe on the horizon, it’s time to stop what we’re doing and rethink. The European Spring, that will be contesting the May 2019 European elections in 11 countries, brings together politicians and activists to give a new, European perspective on these critical issues. Sharing stories of political struggles in their countries as well as innovative solutions, our panelists discuss what’s ailing Europe at the start of 2019…. and how we can fix it. List of speakers: Joanna Bronowicka, from Polish party Razem, Valérie de Saint Dó, DiEM25 France, Baltasar Garzón, star judge, founder of the Spanish party Actúa, David Adler, member of DiEM25´s Coordinating Collective and coordinator of the Progressive International movement, Daniela Platsch, director of the Austrian party Der Wandel, lead MEP candidate for Demokratie in Europa, Franka Kretschmer, member of the board of the German party Demokratie in Bewegung, Isabelle Thomas, member of the European parliament for the French party Génération.s, Lorenzo Marsili, Italian writer, founder of European Alternatives, member of DiEM25´s Coordinating Collective, Ell Schlein, Member of the European Parliament for Possible since 2014, Rasmus Nordqvist, member of the Danish parliament for Alternativet, Rui Tavares, former MEP, founder of the Portuguese party LIVRE, Yanis Varoufakis DiEM25 co-founder and MEP candidate for Demokratie in Europa and Davide Castro, DiEM25 Social Media Coordinator and Be European Spring MEP candidate in Belgium. Credits: Production Management, Ingo Randolf
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At a September 12 Brookings Book Club event, author Kemal Derviş shared his insights on the deep economic and political transformations we are witnessing, from the future of globalization to the politics of inequality to the fate of the European Union and other supranational projects. https://www.brookings.edu/events/reflections-on-progress-essays-on-the-global-political-economy/ (transcript available) Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=BrookingsInstitution Follow Brookings on social media! Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/Brookings Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/BrookingsInst Instagram: http://www.Instagram.com/brookingsinst LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/com/company/the-brookings-institution
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In this video, Luke Rudkowski of WeAreChange gives you an interview with G Edward Griffin about the latest on how there are more economic problems ahead for the United States and Florida. Visit our MAIN SITE for more http://wearechange.org/ PATREON https://www.patreon.com/WeAreChange?alert=1&ty=h SNAPCHAT: LukeWeAreChange FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/LukeWeAreChange TWITTER: https://twitter.com/Lukewearechange INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/lukewearechange STEEMIT: https://steemit.com/@lukewearechange OH YEAH since we are not corporate or government owned help us out http://wearechange.org/donate We take Crypto Coins Bitcoin - 1F6oeUnhXfr5UMC95apbJg7CLjm3BUrT8V Dash - XrkDznuSQ9Qf7EJp5kGv9na5yj59BNpuaz ETH -- 0xe3fe145aa53fda2dbe4b65a8874f027b82d90811 👨🏻💻Bittube - bxdigY3LEr3hL2cScYqTJaiafeDxhpt9bK9FcxXbkuFeDyc9sZfF97iAmqSPR6NyfQ8wp34d7PeAU95gsZYQBpib1YEKz5aY4 💲Monero - 466jSETYBr3R9qWJS15biBbxwZsZwE86wEMT9NogvfZS2tY7v8QsgZZ4ifPesVLr8xgaTCK32dcLoiMXi7DEM25V7t3o3z4 💰EOS - https://eoslynx.page.link?link=https:%2F%2Feoslynx.page.link%2Ftransfer%3Fcontract%3Deosio.token%26symbol%3DEOS%26to%3Dlukewearecha%26
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Transcript: 1 In macroeconomics, we study the economy of one country. 2 Then try to understand how 2 countries interact and trade. 3 And hopefully, understand the global economy. 4 So today, we are going to study the circular flow of income. 5 Let’s make things really simple. 5 Imagine we are alone on an isolated island. There’s no government, no trade, no savings. I told you, it's simple! 6 There’s only firms and households. (2-sector economy: firms + households (closed economy)) 7 Firms provide households with goods and services. 7 Out of thin air? 7 Nah.. 8 Firms gotta get factors of production from households. 8 It can be labor, land, capital or… 8 Face it. Some of us in households are going to be entrepreneurs. (For more information on factors of production: check out this video) 8 So…entrepreneurship. 9 For free? You wish! 9 We don’t get freebies from firms. 9 We don’t provide labor for free either. 10 So there’s money flowing in the opposite direction. 11 Households gotta pay firms for the goods they get. 12 Firms also gotta pay households in the form of wages, rents, interests or profits. 12 But this is a little weird. 12 We don’t spend everything we earn in real life. 13 So let’s add savings. 13 Savings is money we don’t spend. 13 So there’s money flowing out. 14 Hey, savings don’t just sit in banks… 14 Banks invest in firms by lending to them. 14 Cos firms need money to buy capital equipment or cover other costs of production. 14 So there's investments flowing into the economy. 14 Bravo! Awesome! 14 But this is a little too simplified. 15 Let’s add government. (3 sector economy: firms + households + government) 15 Government buys stuff as well. 15 So there’s money flowing in. 16 Government gets money from taxes. 16 Taxes. So there’s money flowing out. 16 Cos for the money we’re paying as taxes, we cannoyt spend it. 17 Lastly, countries interact with one another. 17 Imagine this is an American economy. 18 Let’s add trade. (4 sector economy: firms + households + government + foreign sector) 18 America imports stuff. 18 For example, America can import shoes from China. 18 Shoes flow from China into America. 19 And money spent on imports flows out of America into China. 19 America exports too. 19 America can produce software 19 and export it to foreigners, 20 Money then flows from foreign countries into America. 20 This is America's export earnings. 21 Investments, Government Spending and Export earnings are called Injections. 21 Cos money is flowing in. 22 Savings, taxes and import spending are called leakages or withdrawals. 22 Cos money leaks out of the system. And hey, injections and leakages are sort of related. Investments come from savings. Government spending comes from taxes. America makes money from foreigners by exporting. But foreigners also make money from America when America imports. Wow…no wonder it's Circular Flow of Income It tells us roughly how an economy functions. 23 How do we measure the size of an economy then? 24 By measuring Gross Domestic Product or GDP. 24 GDP is the total value of all final goods and services produced within the borders of a country during a given period. 25 Why must it be FINAL goods and services? (Hint: it's in the next video) 26 If you like this video, remember to like and subscribe. 27 Next up: Measuring GDP: Output Approach _______________________________________________ How does an economy function? Look at the Circular Flow of Income. Who are the major players in an economy? In order of increasing complexity, there are: 2-sector economy: households + firms 3-sector economy: households + firms + government 4-sector economy: households + firms + government + foreign sector There are real goods and services flowing in one direction in the circular flow of income and money flowing in the opposite direction. When money flowing to the country, it's called injections. When money flows out, it's called withdrawals or leakages. Injections consist of government spending, investments and exports. Leakages or withdrawals include imports, taxes and savings. Injections and leakages/withdrawals are related to each other. This is because government spending comes from tax revenues and investments, at least the local component, come from savings. That said, investments can flow from foreign countries in the form of foreign direct investments (FDI). Lastly, while money can flow from foreign countries when we export overseas, money also leaks out of the country because we import. Important definitions: Gross Domestic Product or GDP is the total value of all final goods and services produced within the borders of a country during a given period. Use flashcards to remember these definitions in economics: http://www.memrise.com/course/461808/economics-101/
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Featuring Pierre Moscovici, EU Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation, and Customs. In conversation with Adam Tooze, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History & Director of the European Institute. This was a public event held at Columbia University on September 25, 2018. This event was sponsored by the European Institute and the Maison Française, and was made possible thanks to the support of the European Union.
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Support our non-profit & independent work via a small donation: https://bit.ly/2H34m4S On the 27th of April 2019, the Munich Kammerspiele organized an event called “The Future of Europe” that hosted Yanis Varoufakis (Co-Founder of DiEM25) amongst other experts. A host of issues were discussed that dealt specifically with the political developments surrounding Europe including solutions and alternatives. acTVism Munich was present at the venue and recorded the answers of Yanis Varoufakis to the questions posed by the moderator and the pubic, FOLGEN SIE UNS ONLINE: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/acTVism/ Instagram: actv_munich Website: http://www.actvism.org/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/acTVismMunich YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/acTVismMunich/ #Varoufakis #YanisVaroufakis #Europe #EuropeanElection #Election #EU
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Alaina B. Teplitz, US Ambassador to Nepal Ambassador Alaina Teplitz arrived in Nepal in October 2015 and has travelled prolifically throughout the country while sharing her thoughts through op-eds and an active social media presence. She has witnessed a historic period as Nepal transitioned into a Federal Democratic Republic and experienced many economic upheavals. Ambassador Teplitz will reflect on her experience during her tenure in Nepal and share her thoughts on learning, challenges and potential.
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This movie provides my personal reflections on preparing for, entering into, and developing a career in development economics. More information and the handout associated with this seminar is available at http://www.danrogger.com/teaching.html#economist
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CNBC's Becky Quick interviews J.P. Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon about the state of the global economy, the U.S.-China trade war, and the impact the Fed's rate hikes have on the market. » Subscribe to CNBC: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC About CNBC: From 'Wall Street' to 'Main Street' to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. Experience special sneak peeks of your favorite shows, exclusive video and more. Connect with CNBC News Online Get the latest news: http://www.cnbc.com/ Find CNBC News on Facebook: http://cnb.cx/LikeCNBC Follow CNBC News on Twitter: http://cnb.cx/FollowCNBC Follow CNBC News on Google+: http://cnb.cx/PlusCNBC Follow CNBC News on Instagram: http://cnb.cx/InstagramCNBC #CNBC
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In the second part of a special iCast series Reflections on China, considering the relationship of China with the rest of the world, Professor Simon Collinson, of Warwick Business School, looks at whether China's rapid economic expansion will lead to market domination.
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Speaker: Professor Paul Krugman Chair: Professor Danny Quah This event was recorded on 10 June 2009 in Old Theatre, Old Building The global economic crisis has shaken a lot of what we thought we knew about economics. Over three consecutive evenings, Professor Krugman will cover the causes of the crisis; the deeply vexed question of how and when the world economy can recover; and the implications of the whole mess for economics and economists. Paul Krugman is centenary professor at LSE and professor of economics and international affairs at Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University. In 2008 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.
What is the general medium term outlook for the global economy? CIGI Senior Fellow James M. Boughton speaks on economic growth following the October 9th, 2014 CNN Debate on the Global Economy which took place in Washington, D.C. Photo credit: Photo by Ryan Rayburn/IMF
Our CEO, Raman Singh, discusses how Mundipharma is committed to embracing technology to deliver change in healthcare Date: 25 January 2019
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Robert Higgs, Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute speaks at the Cato Institute about his latest book, “Taking a Stand: Reflections on Life, Liberty, and the Economy,” a collection of ninety-nine short pieces on a range of subjects including economic analysis, law, politics, and remembrances of colleagues. To buy the book "Taking a Stand: Reflections on Life, Liberty, and the Economy" http://www.independent.org/store/book... Robert Higgs is Senior Fellow in Political Economy for the Independent Institute and Editor at Large of the Institute’s quarterly journal The Independent Review. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Johns Hopkins University. More information about Robert Higgs http://www.independent.org/aboutus/pe... The Beacon Blog http://blog.independent.org/ This video was produced by Cato Institute, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. INDEPENDENT INSTITUTE LINKS APP: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mygov... FACEBOOK! http://www.facebook.com/independentin... TWITTER! http://twitter.com/independentinst WEBSITE: http://www.independent.org
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The Harvard economics professor on the economy and our need for free markets. Click "Show more" to view chapters. For more conversations, visit http://conversationswithbillkristol.org Chapter 1 (00:15 - 45:37): The State of the U.S. Economy Chapter 2 (45:37 - 1:06:03): The Case for Free Markets Greg Mankiw is a professor of economics at Harvard University and was chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under President George W. Bush (2003-2005). In this Conversation, Mankiw analyzes the American economy and shares his perspective on current public policy debates about trade, immigration, technological innovation, jobs, and economic growth. Reflecting on the economic challenges the U.S. faces today, Mankiw makes the case for a robust commitment to free markets—both for the sake of America and for the world.
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On November 28, 1980, L. Ron Hubbard wrote the following letter to President-Elect Ronald Reagan with ideas about how to boost the economy and national prosperity by abolishing income tax and Social Security. In this video, Jeff Wasel, John P. Capitalist and I go over this letter line by line and analyze just how wrong Hubbard gets it, how woefully inadequate his economic ideas are and why if this advice had been followed, America would have wound up in the toilet. Here is John P Capitalist's blog post on this same subject: http://johnpcapitalist.com/2018/03/hubbard-letter-to-reagan/ SHOP FOR CRITICAL MERCHANDISE http://shop.spreadshirt.com/chrisshelton My book, Scientology: A to Xenu, is available here: Paperback: https://goo.gl/yYIl2t Kindle edition: http://goo.gl/K51ySi Audio edition: http://goo.gl/1yvlYS If you can't or don't want to comment here but have a question you would like to ask me, you can also email me at [email protected] Subscribe to my podcast at http://sensiblyspeaking.com or on iTunes at https://goo.gl/1QDUHS Please consider supporting this channel and helping me to offer more and better content. Patreon: http://patreon.com/chrisshelton Click the blue Support button here: https://goo.gl/vHgSoE Click the PayPal button here: https://goo.gl/A4coS4
Views: 12562 Chris Shelton
Lesetja Kganyago, governor of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) and chair of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC), delivers the 19th Annual Stavros Niarchos Foundation Lecture at the Peterson Institute for International Economics on April 15, 2019. Governor Kganyago discusses the origins of criticisms towards central banks, in both advanced economies and emerging markets, and presents his arguments for central bank independence. The Honorable Stanley Fischer, a member of the Institute’s Board of Directors and its Executive Committee, introduces the governor. For more information, visit: https://piie.com/events/principled-agents-reflections-central-bank-independence
Economic development should put more focus on understanding the complex socioeconomic needs of human beings, rather than fixating on measures of national wealth and economic growth. Watch Macat’s short video for a great introduction to Mahbub ul Haq’s Reflections on Human Development, one of the most important economics books ever written. Macat’s videos give you an overview of the ideas you should know, explained in a way that helps you think smarter. Through exploration of the humanities, we learn how to think critically and creatively, to reason, and to ask the right questions. Critical thinking is about to become one of the most in-demand set of skills in the global jobs market.* Are you ready? Learn to plan more efficiently, tackle risks or problems more effectively, and make quicker, more informed and more creative decisions with Macat’s suite of resources designed to develop this essential set of skills. Our experts have already compiled the 180 books you feel you should know—but will never have time to read—and explained them in a way that helps you think smarter. Dip in and learn in 3 minutes or 10 minutes a day, or dive in for 3 hours, wherever you are on whatever device you have. Get your journey started into the great books for free: www.macat.com Get a report on your critical thinking skills at no cost: www.macat.com/ct-study Find out more about critical thinking: www.macat.com/blog/what-is-critical-thinking *Source: WEF report Jan 2016 – “The Future of Jobs report”
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Strong institutions make economies work better, and help fight corruption.
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Prof. Naila Kabeer's Inaugural Lecture at SOAS, University of London: Reflections on Researching Women's Empowerment - Journeys, Maps and Signpost. Abstract I first came across the idea of women's empowerment in the context of grassroots movements in South Asia some time in the early 1980s. It was intended as a challenge to highly structuralist depictions of patriarchal power that dominated a great deal of the gender and development literature at the time and that left little scope for women's agency, as individuals or as groups, in countering these structures. Women's empowerment, and women's economic empowerment in particular, has now become a routine element of mainstream policy discourses, often losing its political edge in the process. Yet for many of us, the challenge of women's empowerment remains as relevant as ever. Indeed it has taken on new dimensions with the rise of neo-liberal ideologies and various forms of fundamentalism since those years. I would like to use this lecture to look back on many years of working with this concept: what it means in the contexts in which I work, how my understanding of it has changed, what kinds of strategies have worked and how it links up to the broader concept of gender justice. Naila Kabeer has been Professor of Development Studies at SOAS for the last 3 years. Prior to that she was Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex. She has carried out research, teaching and advisory work in the inter-related fields of gender, social exclusion, labor markets and livelihoods, social protection and citizenship and has published extensively on these topics. Her books include 'Reversed realities; gender hierarchies in development thought', 'The power to choose: labor market decision-making in London and Dhaka', 'Gender and social protection in the informal economy' and the forthcoming 'Organizing women workers in the informal economy: beyond the weapons of the weak'. She is an Associate Editor of Feminist Economics and a member of its Editorial Board. She has recently joined the Feminist Review Trust. You can find out more about our Inaugural Lectures at http://www.soas.ac.uk/about/events/inaugurals/ You can find out more about Professor Naila Kabeer at http://www.soas.ac.uk/staff/staff59643.php
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The Louis E. Carabini Distinguished Lecture, presented at the 2012 Mises Institute Supporters Summit: "The Truth About War: A Revisionist Approach". Recorded at Callaway Gardens, Georgia, on 26 October 2012. Includes an introduction by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. Music by Kevin MacLeod.
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Advances in information technology coupled with powerful market forces are transforming just about all aspects of business and society. We can increasingly leverage the Internet and related open standards to look at a whole organization - an enterprise, an industry eco-system or an economy - as a holistic, integrated system, linking together processes, information and people. This talk will explore some of the huge challenges that we face in order to realize the potential benefits of such business and societal transformations, including the ability to effectively design and use highly complex, human oriented, market-facing systems and applications. We will also discuss the role of universities in conducting the necessary research and training the necessary talent needed in the emerging knowledge economy.
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Ha-Joon Chang (/tʃæŋ/; Hangul: 장하준; Hanja: 張夏准; born 7 October 1963) is a South Korean institutional economist specialising in development economics. Currently a reader in the Political Economy of Development at the University of Cambridge, Chang is the author of several widely discussed policy books, most notably Kicking Away the Ladder: Development Strategy in Historical Perspective (2002). In 2013 Prospect magazine ranked Chang as one of the top 20 World Thinkers. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the European Investment Bank, as well as to Oxfam and various United Nations agencies. He is also a fellow at the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C. In addition, Chang serves on the advisory board of Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP). Chang is also known for being an important academic influence on the economist Rafael Correa, the former President of Ecuador. After graduating from Seoul National University Department of Economics, he studied at the University of Cambridge, earning a PhD for his thesis entitled The political economy of industrial policy – reflections on the role of state intervention in 1991. Chang's contribution to heterodox economics started while studying under Robert Rowthorn, a leading British Marxist economist, with whom he worked on the elaboration of the theory of industrial policy, which he described as a middle way between central planning and unrestrained free market. His work in this area is part of a broader approach to economics known as institutionalist political economy which places economic history and socio-political factors at the centre of the evolution of economic practices. In his book Kicking Away the Ladder (which won the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy's 2003 Gunnar Myrdal Prize), Chang argued that all major developed countries used interventionist economic policies in order to get rich and then tried to forbid other countries from doing similarly. The World Trade Organization, World Bank and International Monetary Fund come in for strong criticism from Chang for "ladder-kicking" of this type which, he argues, are the fundamental obstacle to poverty alleviation in the developing world. This and other work led to his being awarded the 2005 Wassily Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought from the Global Development and Environment Institute (previous prize-winners include Amartya Sen, John Kenneth Galbraith, Herman Daly, Alice Amsden and Robert Wade). Following up on the ideas of Kicking Away the Ladder, Chang published Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism in December 2008. Chang countered Irwin's criticisms by arguing that countries that had failed to develop had generally followed free market policies. Chang also argued that while state interventionism sometimes produced economic failures, it had a better record than unregulated free market economies which, he maintained, very rarely succeeded in producing economic development. He cited evidence that GDP growth in developing countries had been higher prior to external pressures recommending deregulation and extended his analysis to the failures of free trade to induce growth through privatisation and anti-inflationary policies. Chang's book won plaudits from Nobel Prize–winning economist Joseph Stiglitz for its fresh insight and effective blend of contemporary and historical cases but was criticised by former World Bank economist William Easterly, who said that Chang used selective evidence in his book. Chang responded to Easterly's criticisms, asserting that Easterly misread his argument. Easterly in turn provided a counter-reply. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ha-Joon_Chang
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The outcome of the general elections in Singapore was a shock to most observers, who had predicted a far tighter outcome. The unprecedented six seats (out of 87, plus a seventh seat won in a by-election in 2013) won by the Worker's Party in 2011 had led many to herald a "new normal" in Singapore, one which would see greater opposition participation in Parliament to act as a check and balance on the ruling People's Action Party (PAP). During the 2015 election period, the opposition was greeted by rapturous crowds and the ruling party often seemed on the verge of panic. Yet the PAP won decisively, holding on to all their seats, gaining back a seat from the Worker's Party, and increasing their overall vote share by nearly 10%. P.J. Thum, Research Associate at the Center for Global History and Coordinator of Project Southeast Asia at the University of Oxford, who covered the election on behalf of The Online Citizen, will discuss the reasons for this outcome by putting it in the overall context of Singapore history. For more of Dr Thum's work, see www.thehistoryofsingapore.com. Citations: Budget: http://www.singaporebudget.gov.sg/budget_2015/RevenueandExpenditure.aspx The Online Citizen voter poll: http://www.theonlinecitizen.com/2015/09/pap-top-echelon-reads-the-online-citizen/ Yawning Bread charts and his argument about differentiation among opposition parties: https://yawningbread.wordpress.com/2015/09/21/general-election-2015-looking-back-looking-forward-part-1/ Tharman for PM facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/tharmanforpm
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After years of ill health, capitalism is now in a critical condition. Growth has given way to stagnation; inequality is leading to instability; and confidence in the money economy has all but evaporated. In How Will Capitalism End?, Wolfgang Streeck argues that the world is about to change. The marriage between democracy and capitalism, ill-suited partners brought together in the shadow of World War Two, is coming to an end. The regulatory institutions that once restrained the financial sector’s excesses have collapsed and, after the final victory of capitalism at the end of the Cold War, there is no political agency capable of rolling back the liberalization of the markets. Ours has become a world defined by declining growth, oligarchic rule, a shrinking public sphere, institutional corruption and international anarchy, and no cure to these ills is at hand. Wolfgang Streeck is Director Emeritus at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne. He is a member of the Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. His books include Buying Time and How Will Capitalism End? Moderated by Cornel Ban, Assistant Professor of International Relations and Co-Director of the Global Economic Governance Initiative at Boston University and author of Ruling Ideas: How Global Neoliberalism Goes Local. This event takes place as part of a new initiative entitled "Interferences," a series of events on issues pertinent to democratic politics in the US and Europe. Organized as part of EU Futures, a series of conversations exploring the emerging future in Europe. The EU Futures project is supported by a Getting to Know Europe Grant from the European Commission Delegation in Washington, DC.
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Rising Inequality and the Changing Structure of Political Conflict The Inaugural James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Lecture in Economic Inequality Thomas Piketty Professor at EHESS and the Paris School of Economics. Author of the international best-seller, 'Capital in the Twenty-First Century' Douglas Elmendorf (Moderator) Dean, Harvard Kennedy School Don K. Price Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School Join Thomas Piketty as he explores the relationship between rising inequality and changing structures of political conflict, from class-based to identity-based. Why hasn’t democracy slowed rising inequality? He will present new findings from the recently-released World Inequality Report 2018 and his latest work on changing political cleavages to answer this question.
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"In the world, peace is by and large invisible. Imagine if we could put a filter on it, and as we went about our business we could suddenly see peace in the world, because it was brought to our attention." Discover the work of the Institute for Economics & Peace.
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The India Policy Forum’s 15th Anniversary event on July 11, 2018 featured this conversation with India's Chief Economic Adviser, Dr Arvind Subramanian, talking with Professor Karthik Muralidharan, NCAER Non-resident Senior Fellow and Tata Chancellor's Chair Professor of Economics at the University of California, San Diego. Dr Shekhar Shah, Director-General, NCAER addresses the audience at the opening of the event. The India Policy Forum is NCAER’s annual economic policy research conference that brings together academics, policymakers, industry representatives, media, and researchers for discussions on key issues of Indian economic policy. The IPF this year was held at the Imperial Hotel, New Delhi on July 10-11, 2018. Read more on IPF 2018 http://www.ncaer.org/event_details.php?EID=226
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The Henry Hazlitt Memorial Lecture, sponsored by James M. Rodney, presented at the Austrian Economics Research Conference. Recorded 21 March 2013 at the Ludwig von Mises Institute. Includes an introduction by Joseph T. Salerno. Music by Kevin MacLeod.
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Robert A. Baade, PhD, A.B. Dick Professor of Economics and Business, Lake Forest College. Part of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's Public Affairs Forum series, this video interview is with Robert A. Baade on the economics of sport. It includes a conversation on cities building new professional stadiums and supporting professional sports teams, and the economic impact of both on cities of varying sizes.
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Fortune-teller: Reflections on the Future of Arts, Education and Economy in the Middle East April 7, 2010 What does the future hold? Speculations on the political, economic and social future of the Middle East are common in many spheres. Political economists Kiren Aziz Chaudhry and Saskia Sassen join Mishaal Al Gergawi, curator and critic, for an informed discussion, building on each other's perspectives to propose potential directions for regional developments with implications for arts and education internationally. Mishaal El Gergawi The Dubai Arts and Culture Authority Kiren Aziz Chaudhry Associate Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley Saskia Sassen Robert S.Lynd Professor of Sociology, Columbia University Sign up to our mailing list to stay informed of upcoming NYU Abu Dhabi Institute events: http://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/news-events/abu-dhabi-events/mailing-list.html To view our past events and videos, click here: http://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/news-events/abu-dhabi-events/archived-abu-dhabi-events.html Follow NYU Abu Dhabi Institute on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/NYU-Abu-Dhabi-Institute/167869253250085 Twitter: https://twitter.com/NYUADInstitute Instagram: http://instagram.com/nyuadinstitute/ Follow NYU Abu Dhabi on social media: Visit our website: http://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NYUAD Twitter: https://twitter.com/NYUAbuDhabi Instagram: http://instagram.com/nyuabudhabi
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Watson Institute Student Seminar Series - American Democracy: The Dangers and Opportunities of Right Here and Right Now Designed especially with Brown undergraduates in mind, but welcoming all members of the University and wider community, this seminar series meets in the weeks both before and after Election Day to analyze what's truly at stake in this election. In the context of American history, contemporary global politics, and current issues in U.S. social, political, and economic affairs, guest speakers will set before the seminar participants the essential issues and then facilitate probing discussions. The seminar's goal is bear witness to a historic election, illuminating the "dangers and opportunities of right here and right now." Glenn Loury is a Watson Faculty Fellow, Professor of Economics, and the Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences.