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Investing app Acorns launches behavioral economics project to help people save
Investing app Acorns launches behavioral economics project to help people saveAcorns has made it easier for Americans to invest in the stock market through features like “round-ups” where you can invest your spare change. Now the company is trying to tap into the minds ...read more
Source: Yahoo Finance
Published on Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:31:00 GMT
‘Voodoo economics’ is about to kill this bull market, warns Nouriel Roubini
‘Voodoo economics’ is about to kill this bull market, warns Nouriel RoubiniNouriel Roubini, NYU professor and noted doomsayer, says a correction, driven by multiple economics headwinds, is about to bring this bull rally to an end. ‘It’s voodoo economics. Reagan tried it, Bus...read more
Source: MarketWatch
Published on Tue, 18 Sep 2018 11:27:00 GMT
When data and tests don’t match up in economics
When data and tests don’t match up in economicsBiology and medicine are probably riddled with similar issues. But what about economics? Experimental econ is akin to psychology, and has similar issues. But most of the economics research you ...read more
Source: Gulf News
Published on Thu, 20 Sep 2018 22:30:00 GMT
Real Time Economics: The U.S. Housing Pipeline Is Clogged | China Trade Spat Gets Testy | Oktoberfest Inflation
Real Time Economics: The U.S. Housing Pipeline Is Clogged | China Trade Spat Gets Testy | Oktoberfest InflationThis is the web version of the WSJ’s newsletter on the economy. You can sign up for daily delivery here. Good morning. Today we look at the U.S. economy’s soft spot, U.S.-China trade ...read more
Source: Wall Street Journal
Published on Thu, 20 Sep 2018 06:16:00 GMT
Nominations for a silly economics prize with a sensible purpose
Nominations for a silly economics prize with a sensible purposeIt’s the time of year when a small number of elite scholars start dreaming that this time the Nobel Prize committee will call. But while the Nobel Prizes are no doubt a splendid thing, the Ig Nobels a...read more
Source: Financial Times
Published on Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:02:00 GMT
Computer Science, Greek Mythology Courses Surpass Intro to Economics In Top Fall Course Enrollment
Computer Science, Greek Mythology Courses Surpass Intro to Economics In Top Fall Course EnrollmentFor the first time in three years, Economics 10a: “Principles of Economics,” has ceded its spot as the College’s most sought-after fall class to long-time competitor Computer Science 50: “Introduction ...read more
Source: The Harvard Crimson
Published on Thu, 20 Sep 2018 18:52:00 GMT
UPDATE, DUG Eagle Ford: Good Rock, Good Economics
UPDATE, DUG Eagle Ford: Good Rock, Good EconomicsFor more on DUG Eagle Ford Conference & Exhibition, check or follow @HartEnergyConf on Twitter, #DUGEagleFord. SAN ANTONIO—If you’re following the money in the oil and gas business, you’re likely foll...read more
Source: epmag.com
Published on Thu, 20 Sep 2018 20:34:00 GMT
European Economics Preview: Eurozone Flash PMI Data Due
European Economics Preview: Eurozone Flash PMI Data Due(RTTNews) - Flash Purchasing Managers' survey data from euro area and public sector finance from the UK are due on Friday, headlining a light day for the European economic news. At 3.00 am ET, IHS ...read more
Source: Markets Insider
Published on Thu, 20 Sep 2018 22:51:00 GMT
Real Time Economics: The Unintended Consequences of U.S. Tariffs | Apple Dodges a Bullet | Merry Christmas!
Real Time Economics: The Unintended Consequences of U.S. Tariffs | Apple Dodges a Bullet | Merry Christmas!This is the web version of the WSJ’s newsletter on the economy. You can sign up for daily delivery here. Good morning. Today we look at new U.S. tariffs, China’s response and corporate trade ...read more
Source: Wall Street Journal
Published on Tue, 18 Sep 2018 06:18:00 GMT
Acorns Adds Chair of Behavioral Economics Committee Shlomo Benartzi To Launch "Money Lab"
Acorns Adds Chair of Behavioral Economics Committee Shlomo Benartzi To Launch IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Acorns, the country's fastest-growing financial wellness system with 4M users, today announced that Shlomo Benartzi, professor and co-founder of the Beha...read more
Source: The Business Journals
Published on Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:00:00 GMT
Race was the biggest factor in 2016 — but economics is still Democrats’ winning message
Race was the biggest factor in 2016 — but economics is still Democrats’ winning messageEver since the 2016 election, Democrats have been having the same debate: Should their messaging be centered on race or class? These themes appear in virtually every Democratic campaign speech, and fo...read more
Source: Vox
Published on Tue, 18 Sep 2018 11:30:00 GMT
This 90-year-old man with a Ph.D. in economics made a new will 10 days before he died—and it voided his prenup
This 90-year-old man with a Ph.D. in economics made a new will 10 days before he died—and it voided his prenupMy friend’s father was a widower who had roughly $5 million in stocks. He was 84 when he met and soon married his younger bride (a nurse who was 60 at the time, divorced with grown children). She sign...read more
Source: MarketWatch
Published on Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:35:00 GMT