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Category: Rick is Reading

The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis

January 27th, 2017 by

In The Undoing Project, Michael Lewis brings life to the friendship and working relationship between Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky.  (Kahneman is still working – at Princeton. Unfortunately, Tversky has died.) Kahneman and Tversky were two smart guys. They thought differently about how people make judgments and decide. Their work changed economic and financial thinking. […]

Top Ten Reasons You Should See The Big Short

March 1st, 2016 by

10. See one of the most intelligible and intelligent movies about finance since It’s a Wonderful Life. See who you like better – Jimmy Stewart or Steve Carell (my money’s on Stewart, by the way). 9. See Brad Pitt in a supporting role! I’m not a serious student of film, but when I have seen […]

Fault Lines by Raghuram Rajan

November 19th, 2014 by

Fault Lines explores the causes of the financial crisis of 2007-2009. Raghuram Rajan is an accomplished political economist. He currently serves as Governor of the Reserve Bank of India – the chief executive of India’s central bank (something like the Janet Yellen of India). He is on leave from his position as Professor of Finance at […]

What Rick is Reading

February 25th, 2014 by

This month, Rick has been writing. His article, “Explaining Risk to Clients: an Advisory Perspective,” co-authored with Paula Hogan, appears in The Market for Retirement Financial Advice, recently published by Oxford University Press. The articles in this book originated as papers presented in Philadelphia in May 2012 at the Pension Research Council Conference with the […]