Capital Ideas Blog

Read this: Nobels confound, Piketty returns, inequality impacts parenting

By Chelsea Vail - October 16, 2014
This is our weekly list of must-reads from around the blogosphere. Go on, read this.

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Piketty on inequality: 34 economists who aren't convinced (and one who is)

By Robin Mordfin - October 15, 2014
This week, the IGM Forum economists were asked if Piketty is correct (and their answers have jumpstarted the debate).

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Peter Thiel on entrepreneurship: Three contrarian ideas for going from 'zero to one'

By Chelsea Vail - October 15, 2014
Peter Thiel, the entrepreneur and venture capitalist, spoke to a sold-out crowd at Chicago Booth on Wednesday about how to find success as an entrepreneur.

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Read this: Groups think, policies fail, leveraged loans rebound

By Chelsea Vail - October 09, 2014
This is our weekly list of must-reads from around the blogosphere. Go on, read this.

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How political rallies impact economic gains

By Alina Dizik - October 08, 2014
Social networks aren’t only vehicles for ad campaigns and Buzzfeed lists—they can have a measureable impact on an already unsteady business climate in developing nations.

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Share your ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video!

By Chelsea Vail - October 06, 2014
When Chicago Booth students arrived on campus this fall, their first order of business was to respond to a challenge issued by MIT Sloan—the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, that is.

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Read this: Regulators play favorites, inequality vexes, jobs open

By Chelsea Vail - October 02, 2014
The Capital Ideas blog brings you research, analysis, and commentary from Chicago Booth and beyond. This is our weekly list of must-reads from around the blogosphere. Go on, read this.

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The economics of Uber are very persuasive

By Robin Mordfin - September 30, 2014
Uber, and similar services such as Lyft, are changing the transportation landscape and the experts of the IGM Forum clearly believe that is a good thing.

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The bottom line on government budgets

By Chelsea Vail - September 25, 2014
It's the last full week in the Federal government's fiscal year, and for many agencies that means a last-minute dash to use funds before they're lost to accounting rules.

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Read this: Missions creep, correlations mislead, Americans underestimate

By Chelsea Vail - September 25, 2014
The Capital Ideas blog brings you research, analysis, and commentary from Chicago Booth and beyond. This is our weekly list of must-reads from around the blogosphere. Go on, read this.

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Are Americans coming around on climate change?

By Amy Merrick - September 24, 2014
Before the United Nations climate summit on Wednesday, 300,000 to 400,000 people marched in New York, calling on politicians to do more to head off the threat posed by a warming planet.

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House of Debt shortlisted for FT's Business Book of the Year Award

By Chelsea Vail - September 24, 2014
It's that time of year again—the shortlist of contenders for the Financial Times Business Book of the Year Award has been released, and we're happy to see one of our favorites has made the cut.

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When should you invest with an active fund manager?

By Hal Weitzman - September 22, 2014

"The question is, when is active management good? The answer is never," Booth Professor Eugene Fama told the crowd at the Morningstar ETF conference last week, prompting laughter in the audience.

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Read this: Gender gaps close, volunteering pays, and income stagnates

By Chelsea Vail - September 18, 2014
When we started the Capital Ideas blog, we promised to bring you research, analysis, and commentary from Chicago Booth and beyond.

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Renegotiating? Timing is everything

By Robin Mordfin - September 17, 2014
Over the summer, CBS's hit series the Big Bang Theory made the news on a nearly daily basis for almost a month as renegotiations of the actors’ contracts played out.

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