Naomi Klein and Joseph Stiglitz on Economic Power Bio Hernando de Soto Hernando de Soto is President of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy, headquartered in Lima, Peru and considered by The Economist to be one of the two most important think tanks in the world. Time and Forbes have chosen him as one of the leading innovators in the world, and more than 20,000 readers of Prospect and Foreign Policy ranked him as one of the world's top 13 public intellectuals. He has served as President of the Executive Committee of the Copper Exporting Countries Organization, as CEO of Universal Engineering Corporation (one of Europe's largest consulting engineering firms), as a principal of the Swiss Bank Corporation Consultant Group, and as a governor of Peru's Central Reserve Bank. He is the author of several books and papers on economic policy, including the seminal work The Mystery of Capital.
Universidad de Salamanca Universidad de Salamanca Saltar al contenido principal Foreign Students more information > Quick Links University Community P2P Foundation " Blog Archive " An introduction to the To even acknowledge at all the existence of abundance is a huge conceptual leap for many economists, whose fundamental assumptions are based on scarcity. Some economists even say that abun-dant goods cease to be interesting because the problem of scarcity has been solved. But if abundance solves the problem of scarcity, shouldn’t economists devote as much time to the solution as to the problem itself? The answer should be obvious. Indeed, the study of abundance should be a major field of study.
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Department of Economics and Business - Universitat Pompeu Fabra Management and Organization Studies The research group in Management and Organization Studies seeks to advance our understanding of contemporary private and public organizations. In the current environment, organizations face novel and pressing challenges such as adapting to rapidly evolving technologies, coping with volatile product and capital markets, negotiating new partnerships and alliances, adjusting to changing employment relations, balancing the profit motive with social and environmental responsibility, and so on.
IMF Musings: Can Higher Inflation Be a Good Thing? - SPIEGEL ONL In 1972, Helmut Schmidt, then Germany's minister for both economics and finance, declared at an election campaign appearance that "5 percent inflation is easier to bear than 5 percent unemployment." When Schmidt became chancellor of West Germany just two years later, he got both. Inflation soared to 4.9 percent, while unemployment reached 7 percent, its highest level since the end of World War II. History seems to be repeating itself. A few days ago, a renowned economist again addressed the world and promoted an increase in inflation as being in the supposed interest of the common good. Can’t sort complex from complicated? Check out SFI’s MaxEnt tutorial A new offering from SFI’s online education resource, Complexity Explorer, gives complexity enthusiasts quantitative tools for distinguishing the "complex" aspects of a system from the merely "complicated." The mathematics tutorial, “Maximum Entropy Methods,” teaches data analysis techniques for identifying simple sets of principles that describe complex systems such as a brains, or ecosystems. The tutorial's instructor Simon DeDeo explains that “what MaxEnt does is allow you to disregard what is only ‘complicated’ in the system…if you’re able to come up with a satisfying account of the system using MaxEnt principles, it implicitly is telling you that a bunch of stuff doesn’t matter.
Macroeconomics for the 21st century: Part 1, Theory Roger E. A. Farmer , 27 February 2010 Modern Keynesians base their ideas on a version of Keynes’ General Theory that assumes that prices and or wages are “sticky” (Clarida et al 1999). In a pair of columns, I summarise results from a research agenda that reconciles Keynesian economics with Walrasian general equilibrium theory in a new way that does not assume “sticky prices”.