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Rob Reid: The $8 billion iPod

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Comic author Rob Reid unveils Copyright Math (TM), a remarkable new field of study based on actual numbers from entertainment industry lawyers and lobbyists.

Steven Levitt: The freakonomics of McDonalds vs. drugs

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Freakonomics author Steven Levitt presents new data on the finances of drug dealing. Contrary to popular myth, he says, being a street-corner crack dealer isnt lucrative: It pays below minimum wage. And your boss can ...

60 Second Adventures in Economics

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Ever shaken an invisible hand? Been flattened by a falling market? Or wondered what took the bend out of Phillips' curve? David Mitchell helps reveal some of the great dilemmas faced by governments trying to run an ec...

Authors@Google: Peter Schiff

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The Authors@Google program welcomed Peter Schiff to Google's NY office to discuss his book, "Crash Proof: How to Profit from the Coming Economic Collapse". "Peter Schiff is an American economic commentator, author ...

Daniel Isenberg on The Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Strategy as Economic Policy

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Professor Isenberg will specify practical principles and methods for public and private leaders and policy makers to create sufficient quantities of entrepreneurship to contribute to sustainable economic growth in the...

Schelling and Scary Stuff

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Kenneth Arrow of Stanford University, Henry Rowen of The Hoover Institution, and Charles Wolf of RAND Corporation discuss various economic issues.

UC Berkeley Professor Oliver Williamson wins the 2009 Nobel Prize in Economics

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Williamson, the Edgar F. Kaiser Professor Emeritus of Business, Economics and Law at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business and a professor of economics in the College of Letters and Science, shares the 2009 prize with...

Private Equity: The Return of the Masters of the Universe

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In this Tulane University video, Lawrence Schloss, co-founder and CEO of Diamond Castle Holdings,LLC., discusses the rapid expansion of the private equity market. What is fueling this extreme increase? What can we exp...

Authors@Google: Dan Ariely

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In a series of illuminating, often surprising experiments, MIT behavioral economist Dan Ariely refutes the common assumption that we behave in fundamentally rational ways. Blending everyday experience with groundbreak...

Peter Fleischer on Regulating for the Cloud

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This event will focus on the regulatory issues on the topic of Cloud Computing, in terms of the EU Data Protection Framework. The topic is of particular interest from both a business and a policy perspective in terms ...

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