WRONG tour heads back to New York

I’ll be speaking about WRONG in Bryant Park (behind the New York Public Library in midtown Manhattan, between 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Avenues) on Tuesday, July 1 from 12.30 to 1:45 pm.  The event is sponsored by HSBC and is part of their Word for Word series.  Details can be found here.

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Changing focus

See my June OUP blog post on the shift in the media’s focus from unemployment to inflation.

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Timothy Geithner just quoted me…..well, sort of

The weekend edition of the Financial Times typically features a lunch discussion between one of their correspondents and a notable personality.  In addition to learning what they ate and how much it cost, the conversations are often memorable.

This week’s column was by the FT’s financial editor, Martin Wolf, who lunched with former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.  I include the second-to-last paragraph below.

“Elise (Geithner’s daughter) is studying medicine, and we talk about Complications, by surgeon Atul Gawande, given to Geithner by Dr YV Reddy, erstwhile governor of the Reserve Bank of India. “It was a fascinating book, in part because he [Gawande] described how in that profession they do things that in economics we don’t do that well. They have these things they call morbidity and mortality reviews every Friday, where they go over mistakes.” I agree that central banks don’t like analysing their past mistakes but should.”

Here’s a quote from page one of my book WRONG: Nine Economic Policy Disasters and How We Can Learn from Them:

“Hospitals large and small routinely conduct morbidity and mortality conferences in order to understand bad medical and surgical outcomes and to learn from their mistakes. This is something that students of public policy should do; however, a survey of the curricula of a half dozen leading American public policy schools suggests that they do not.”

I’d be delighted to lunch with Martin Wolf any time.  I can even recommend a few restaurants.

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WRONG is now an audio book!

I have not listened to it yet, but am pretty confident that I will like it!  You can find it at Audible.

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Can we finally stop worrying about Europe?

Read my Oxford University Press blog post on the current state of the European economy.

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Cited in Ozy.com/USA Today

See Steve Bulter’s piece “Central bankers roam the globe making deals” on Ozy.com, carried by USA Today, which quotes my work on foreign central bank chiefs.

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Munich Seminar

You can watch my Munich seminar here.  The talk is in German (hence, if you are a German speaker, you will be amused), the Q&A in English.

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Munich Seminar

I will be speaking about WRONG in Munich, Monday, April 7 at 6 pm local, noon EST.  The talk will be in German.  If you can’t make it to Munich, you can watch the live stream here. Or you can check back in a few days to watch when the video is posted on the CES-Ifo web site.

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Bloody Foreigners!

My paper “Bloody Foreigners! Overseas Equity on the London Stock Exchange, 1869-1928″ was just accepted by the Economic History Review.  You can read the working paper version here.

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The economics of sanctions

Read my Oxford University Press blog post on the economics of sanctions.

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