Wednesday, 28 May 2014

ECONOMICS FOR REAL PEOPLE: The Finance Professional–Villain, or Saint?

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Here’s a controversial topic for this week’s session at the Auckland Uni Economics Group:

There is probably no more demonised profession today than that of the finance professional. Hedge funds, private equity firms, and greedy Wall Street speculators, all singled out as real villains, the culprits that cause economic misery for millions of people.
    But is this criticism fair, or even accurate?
    In this week’s seminar Julian will address this question, by examining whether it is right to vilify the discipline of finance (finance being a subset of economics). Or can economic theory provide a defence of finance by showing that it is instead a productive and noble undertaking?
        Date: Thursday, 29 May
        Time: 6pm – 7pm
        Location: Case Room Two, Level Zero, Business School
All welcome!
We look forward to seeing you there.

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