Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Links for Later 10-16-13

  1. The Roman Empire as seen by a 2nd c. Chinese historian.
  2. Daniel Radcliffe is a normal person with a weird sense of humor.
  3. Neil Gaiman on the worth of libraries.
  4. The "Northampton Clown" is unmasked as student Alex Powell. He'd been getting death threats from people who took his act a bit too seriously.
  5. I do not have a working theory of mind on Eugene Fama for his views on the macroeconomy.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Fruit Flies of Finance

Excellent interview with Richard Thaler on behavioral finance issues, including the imperfections in the EMH, how nudging should be done, and why he and Gene Fama have offices on opposite sides of the building.

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economics in Memoriam of Alfred Nobel

Commonly called the Nobel Prize in Economics was awarded today to three economists working in the area of finance: Eugene Fama, Lars Hansen and Robert Shiller. The advancements are in the area of the "empirical analysis of asset prices: Fama for his work on the Efficient Markets Hypothesis and related areas, Hansen for the widely used Generalized Method of Moments statistical technique, and Shiller for work on failures of rationality including financial bubbles. Tabarrok and Cowen provide good summaries over of Marginal Revolution (Fama, Fama, Hansen, Hansen, Shiller, Shiller).

Dresden Dolls - "Missed Me"

At the Becca Rosenthal Tribute Concert

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Waterspout slalom

Two guys and a dog take a boat ride through a cell of waterspouts. This could have gone very badly very quickly, like most really fun things.