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A Big Brand With the Opportunity to Lead on an Increasingly Complex Problem: Climate

Judith Samuelson | Posted 03.18.2014 | Education
Judith Samuelson

Last weekend I enjoyed the opening festivities for a spectacular new building on the Yale campus, designed by Norman Foster to house the Yale School o...

Learn From the Fama/Shiller "Disagreement"

Dan Solin | Posted 02.02.2014 | Business
Dan Solin

At first blush, proponents of active management might find solace in Shiller's views. A closer analysis indicates such a view would be misplaced.

Nobel Winning Economist: Beware Of The Stock Market Bubble

Reuters | Posted 01.31.2014 | Business

BERLIN, Dec 1 (Reuters) - An American who won this year's Nobel Prize for economics believes sharp rises in equity and property prices could lead to...

Even Nobel Prize Winners Say Dumb Things -- Here Is Proof

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.31.2013 | Business

Robert Shiller is a smart man who just said a dumb thing. Shiller, a Nobel-Prize-winning Yale economist, suggested on Wednesday that Goldman Sachs ...

Alan Greenspan discovers human beings are flawed

Robert Teitelman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Robert Teitelman

What is there to say about Alan Greenspan, who at 87 is out flogging his new book, "The Map and the Territory: Risk, Human Nature and the Future of Fo...

Random thoughts on rational decline

Robert Teitelman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Robert Teitelman

This has been a rough few weeks for Rational Man. In fact, this has been a difficult decade or more for the concept, central to both the Enlightenment...

Nobel Prize Winner: Inequality Is 'The Most Important Problem'

AP | By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 12.15.2013 | Business

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Yale professor who was among three Americans who won the Nobel prize for economics said Monday that rising economic inequa...

Economist Robert Shiller's Nobel Prize a Big Win

Harlan Green | Posted 12.14.2013 | Business
Harlan Green

Although much of what Yale economist Robert Shiller writes is about the importance of financial markets, he won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for studying how financial markets misbehave. He is a pioneer in the new field of Behavioral Economics.

3 Americans Win Nobel Prize In Economics

AP | KARL RITTER and PAUL WISEMAN | Posted 10.14.2013 | Business

-- Ordinary investors don't stand much chance of beating the market. It moves way too fast and efficiently. Or it behaves in ways that make no sense ...

Does the Government Stifle Innovation? I Don't See It (To the Contrary...)

Jared Bernstein | Posted 10.18.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

While "entrepreneurial culture" will always be essential, many innovations that turned out to be economically important in the U.S. have government fingerprints all over them.

Obamacare -- What Loss of Freedom?

Harlan Green | Posted 08.30.2012 | Money
Harlan Green

Republicans framed Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act, as a loss of individual freedom. But the only freedom lost is the freedom to be treated without having to pay for it, which is what the uninsured do when they have to go to emergency rooms.

'We Might Not See A Major Turnaround In Our Lifetimes'

Reuters | Posted 06.24.2012 | Money

NEW YORK, April 24 (Reuters) - The U.S. housing market is likely to remain weak and may take a generation or more to rebound, Yale economics profess...

A New American Dream?

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 06.05.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — Living in an outlying Chicago suburb, Jeff Wehrli recalls a heady time not too long ago when city dwellers poured in and developers...

Corporate Austerity Not the Answer in 2012

Harlan Green | Posted 04.03.2012 | Business
Harlan Green

How to cure the record income inequality that has resulted from so much power going to Wall Street and the corporations? At least, let us return to the income tax brackets that brought so much prosperity to the middle class during the 1960s and 1970s. What were they?

Romer, Shiller, Other Economists Offer Their Advice For 2012

The New York Times | N. GREGORY MANKIW, CHRISTINA D. ROMER; TYLER COWEN; ROBERT H. FRANK; ROBERT J. SHILLER and RICHARD H. THALER | Posted 01.02.2012 | Business

Believe it or not, times are getting better. Some homebuilding picked up, but no fix emerged for the housing crisis. At least that's what the dry ...

Wealthy Patriots Wage Class War

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 02.11.2012 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

A strange thing happened in Chicago. An audience of well-heeled professionals, a mixture of Democrats and Republicans, packed a room to hear Robert Shiller give a presentation on the housing market. At the end of the presentation, there was a bi-partisan revolt.

Bonnie Kavoussi

Yale Profs Stress Need For Government Spending

HuffingtonPost.com | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 12.14.2011 | Business

As Yale University economists gathered on Thursday evening to discuss job growth strategies, many warned that a failure to act aggressively risks the ...

Here’s How To Add Stimulus Without Adding Debt

The New Republic | Robert Shiller | Posted 10.29.2011 | Business

There are two facts about our current economic situation that can no longer be denied: Our economy is in desperate need of government stimulus, and ou...

Who Will Drag Us Into the 21st Century?

Harlan Green | Posted 09.24.2011 | Business
Harlan Green

It is a struggle between those who have already entered the 21st century and those who are holding back because they are fearful of its faster pace, or have a great nostalgia for a much simpler, older America.

Please, Stop Stimulating the Stock Market and Start Stimulating the Economy

Eben Esterhuizen | Posted 08.15.2011 | Business
Eben Esterhuizen

On the surface, quantitative easing sounds like a great idea. This is a flawed policy based on the misguided belief that a rising stock market will boost economic activity.

U.S. Economy At 'Risk' Of Falling Into Double-Dip Recession: Shiller

Posted 08.09.2011 | Business

NEW YORK - Recent housing and employment data suggests the U.S. economy is at a tipping point where a double-dip recession is possible and home pr...

LISTEN: The Decade's Home Prices Converted Into Musical Notes

NPR | JACOB GOLDSTEIN and DAVID KESTENBAUM | Posted 06.26.2011 | Business

The Case-Shiller home price index is a powerful way to look at the story of housing in America. You can see the boom and bust all in one simple graph....

CHART: Americans' Race To Buy Bigger Homes

Posted 05.31.2011 | Business

By Catherine Mulbrandon VisualizingEconomics.com Our homes have changed in many ways over the last 70 years, including homes size, building technolo...

William Alden

Robert Shiller: Job-Creation Stimulus On Levin's 'Agenda'

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Yale President Richard Levin, who is reportedly being considered for an economic post in the Obama administration, believes the government should give...

Businesses Make 'Wish Lists' For Republicans, But Uncertainty Remains

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

This post has been updated. Big businesses have made "wish lists" for legislation they hope the now even more divided Congress will consider, the Wal...