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Robert J. Shiller

Robert J. Shiller

Writing for PS since 2003
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Robert J. Shiller, a 2013 Nobel laureate in economics, is Professor of Economics at Yale University and the co-creator of the Case-Shiller Index of US house prices. He is the author of Irrational ExuberancePhishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation and Deception (with George Akerlof), and Narrative Economics: How Stories Go Viral and Drive Major Economic Events.

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    Onward, Big Tech Soldiers?

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s incendiary anti-China speech in late July provides a useful guide to the official thinking underlying the burgeoning Sino-American cold war. But Pompeo’s Christian millenarian worldview is not necessary to explain the two sides’ battle for technological supremacy.

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    The Master and the Prodigy

    William H. Janeway

    With governments spending trillions of dollars amid the COVID-19 crisis, there is no better time to revisit the thinking of John Maynard Keynes and the people who influenced him. Recent books about the great economist and the young Cambridge genius Frank Ramsey offer the complete tour.

    reviews recent books on Frank Ramsey, John Maynard Keynes, and a highly consequential meeting of minds.
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