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Popular MoneyScience 2012 Part 1: Top 10 Videos

Thu, 13 Dec 2012 07:00:00 GMT

It's that time of year, and here at MoneyScience we've been putting together a collection of the most popular content we've published in 2012! In this first post, you'll find the most popular videos appearing on the site this year. The list features a host of names who will be familar to MoneyScience users including Doyne Farmer, Andrew Haldane, Joris Luyendijk, Cathy O'Neil, Steve Keen, and tends towards the long form - so make yourself comfortable!

Taking Stock of Complexity Economics: Which Problems Does It Illuminate?

A fascinating series of talks on Economic Complexity which took place at the Institute of New Economic Thinking Conference in Berlin earlier this year and featuring some names which will be very familiar to regular MoneyScience users: Doyne Farmer, Jean-Philippe Bouchaud, Ricardo Hausmann and Mauro Gallegati.

The Black-Scholes Formula: A Documentary

This documentary from the BBC's Horizon program charts the history behind perhaps the most important formula in finance: the Black-Scholes-Merton options pricing model. Two of its creators were awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1997 and only a year later their hedge fund Long Term Capital Management (LTCM) had collapsed with staggering losses of $100 billion due to significant leverage of the strategy.

Joris Luyendijk at UK Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards Joint Committee

Joris Luyendijk is the Guardian Newspaper's roving financial anthropologist, and will be familiar to many readers at MoneyScience from his excellent Voices in Finance Series. He appeared before the UK Commission on Banking Standards in the middle of last month, and provided a fascinating insight into the relationships between the front, back and middle offices.

Andrew Haldane: Creating a Socially Useful Financial System

Andrew Haldane, Executive Director for Financial Stability, Bank of England, speaking at the breakout panel entitled "How Can We Create a Financial System That Is Socially Useful?" at the Institute for New Economic Thinking's (INET) Paradigm Lost Conference in Berlin.

Systemic Risk: Insights from Networks - Daron Acemoglu

This talk was given at the 2012 American Finance Association meeting in Chicago. The speaker, Daron Acemoglu is a Professor of Economics from MIT and the Managing Editor of Econometrica. He was also the winner of the 2005, John Bates Clarke medal which is awarded to the best economist under the age of 40.

Interview with Cathy O'Neil on Quant Finance, D.E.Shaw and the Occupy Movement

Cathy O’Neil taught mathematics at Barnard College before working as an analyst for the hedge fund D.E. Shaw & Co. Disillusioned, she joined Occupy Wall Street and Occupy the SEC, and is a key member of the Occupy Movement's Alternative Banking Group.

On Thinking Fast and Slow, Google Interview with Daniel Kahneman

Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think, Daniel Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking. He offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives.

Steve Keen on his Public Debate with Paul Krugman

I couldn't have got the timing much better. Steve Keen joined the MoneyScience Advisory Panel this year and shortly afterwards became embroiled in an interesting debate with Paul Krugman which for a while was reported, analysed and commented on across the whole blogosphere. In this interview Steve covers the basics for the non-wonkish.

Modeling the Unmodelable: Imperfect Knowledge and Non-Routine Change

How do you model the unmodelable? By taking seriously the idea of non-routine change. In this interview Roman Frydman, Michael Goldberg, Søren Johansen, and Katarina Juselius discuss how they came to study this innovative topic in economics and what it means to study imperfect knowledge and non-routine change.

Andrew Lo on diversification deficit disorder

MIT Professor Andrew Lo appeared on Wealthtrack with Consuelo Mack at the beginning of the year. The episode is well worth watching in its entirety.

In case you're interested, you can find the 2011 Top 10 List here.

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