The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia.
In current context of financial uncertainty and political upheaval, it easy to question the purpose and activities of business schools. But before jumping to conclusions, there is a more nuanced story.
A man browsing the shoe department in a shopping centre. Can he really afford new shoes, and does he really need them?
Under some circumstances, people may feel wealthier than they actually are and this makes them psychologically more prone to increase their spending, as well as their borrowing.
A woman walks by the New York Stock Exchange.
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Single women borrowed heavily in the run-up to the financial crisis, ensuring they suffered the most in its fallout. Will history repeat itself?
Andrew Simms (New Weather Institute), Sally Svenlen (RE student), Larry Elliott (
Guardian), Steve Keen (Debunking Economics) and Kate Raworth (Doughnut Economics) symbolically nail the “33 Theses” to the door of the London School of Economics in December 2017.
Nailed to the door of the London School of Economics, the ‘33 Theses’ offer a long overdue challenge to economics dogma. But there are omissions as well.
The record level of the price-to-earnings ratio for equities is increasingly worrying. But how do we determine whether the price of a stock – or an exchange – is valued at its fair price or overvalued?
Business Briefing: What happened to the price of Bitcoin? The truth behind big bubbles and crashes.
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On this episode of Business Briefing we unpack great heights and crashing lows of a bubble and a crash.
Slow wage growth is leading to over-indebtedness among those that can afford hosues.
Low wage growth isn't just bad for households - it's also bad for the overall economy. Research shows that increasing wages would take some of the risk out of the housing sector.