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The latest thinking on the biggest issues in economics from the University of Chicago's Becker Friedman Institute.

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The latest thinking on the biggest issues in economics from the University of Chicago's Becker Friedman Institute.

    Gregor Matvos: Selling Failed Banks

    Gregor Matvos: Selling Failed Banks

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    Gregor Matvos, Associate Professor of Finance at Chicago Booth, explains his study of the recent episode of bank failures and offers simple facts to better understand who acquires failed banks and which forces drive the losses that the FDIC realizes from these sales.

    • 45 min
    The High-Frequency Trading Arms Race

    The High-Frequency Trading Arms Race

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    In a talk to MBA students, Eric Budish, Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, discusses the arms race between high-frequency traders and whether the ceaseless drive for faster connection speeds encouraged by the current market’s continuous trading model is actually a failure of our financial markets.

    • 58 min
    Maurice Obstfeld: Financial Globalization and Financial Crises

    Maurice Obstfeld: Financial Globalization and Financial Crises

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    Financial integration among different national economies creates the risk of contagious international crises. In a talk to undergraduates, Maurice Obstfeld discusses recent crises, why they occur, and what countries can do to reduce their probability.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Robert Engle: Monitoring Risk with V-LAB

    Robert Engle: Monitoring Risk with V-LAB

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    Robert Engle discusses the statistical tools for research and analysis of risk that he has developed and published via V-LAB, an innovative public web site where daily estimates of volatilities and correlations for more than a thousand assets can be found.

    • 56 min
    William Nordhaus: The Economics of Climate Change

    William Nordhaus: The Economics of Climate Change

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    In this informal talk, William Nordhaus, Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University and author of two widely used models of the economics of climate change, makes the case for using markets to mitigate the issue of global climate change by putting a price on pollution.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Asset Pricing and Sports Betting

    Asset Pricing and Sports Betting

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    Tobias J. Moskowitz, the Fama Family Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, studies asset pricing, portfolio choice, risk sharing, market efficiency, real estate markets and finance, empirical corporate finance, and the business and analytics of sports. In this talk to MBA students, he examines the market for betting on major sporting events to see what lessons can be gleaned that might apply to the financial world.

    • 1 hr 2 min

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