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How Richard Thaler’s ‘Simple Insights’ Led to a Nobel Prize

The 2017 Nobel Prize in Economics was awarded to Professor Richard Thaler for his work in behavioral economics. Following this award, Knowledge@Wharton interviewed Wharton Professor and behavioral economist Katherine Milkman to better understand the impact of Thaler’s work.

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How Will Trump Reshape the Federal Reserve?

This October, Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer will resign.  President Trump will select Fischer’s replacement.  Whom he will choose as the next Vice Chair is the topic of discussion in this recent Podcast produced by Knowledge@Wharton.

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Trying to Reason With Hurricane Season: The Aftermath of “Harma”

It has been a horrific hurricane season.  The fury from these storms has left a path of devastation.  Liz Ann Sonders, Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Strategist at Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. recently reflected on the economic impact of these storms.

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Amazon has triggered a $5 billion bidding war — here are the 50 cities that are in competition for its new HQ

Amazon is looking for a 2nd headquarters. The lucky city will benefit from major investment from the company and thousands of well-paying jobs. Is your city in the running? Writing for Business Insider, Dennis Green takes a close look of 50 contending cities.

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Looking Back 20 Years: Lessons of the Asian Financial Crisis

This past July marked the 20th anniversary of the start of the Asian Financial Crisis (AFC). In his blog, Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets, Mark Mobius offers his insight into this event. Mobius looks at the triggers that led to the AFC as well as the future hopes for the region.

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Helping Women Over 50 Face Their Financial Fears

This recent article written by Abby Ellin for the New York Times looks at resources available to help women manage their resources and plan for the future. The article highlights seminars and lectures that guide women in advocating for their financial health and their family’s affairs.

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How Investors Should Read The Jobs Report and US Withdrawal From The Paris Agreement

Writing for Nasdaq.com, contributing writer Martin Tiller offers his opinion on the impact of the US leaving the Paris Climate Accord on the markets.

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U.S. to Pull Out of Paris Climate Agreement — Here’s How the Stock Market Is Reacting

Writing for The Street, Emily Stewart looks at how American businesses view the Paris Climate Agreement in light of Trump’s decision to leave the accord.

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Trump’s Paris Agreement Withdrawal: What it Means and What Comes Next

This recent article published by the Brookings Institution examines what is next for both the United States and the Paris Climate Agreement in the aftermath of President Trump’s decision to leave the accord. The article provides the perspective of several of Brooking’s fellows, directors and academics.

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Bloomberg Pledges $15M to UN to Cover US Climate Share

Michael Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg, L.P. and former mayor of New York City, has pledged $15 million from his philanthropic foundation to support the Paris Climate Agreement. This donation comes in response to President Trump’s decision to pull-out of the accord. The $15 million will go towards the United States’ responsibility of the Agreement’s operating budget. The details of this contribution are outlined in this recent article by John Bowden writing for The Hill.

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