October 29, 2020

Archives for October 2011

Oil Price Watch 29 October 2011

The price of a barrel of Brent Crude was almost unchanged from last week, on the face of it flatlining just below $110 a barrel. But that conceals violent swings during the week

Information poor, information rich

I had not really planned this when I started this blog run just a short time ago, but a lot of things happening  out there in the real world just now seemed to raise questions about information in economics – in Foggy Markets it was about how information may be more complex than it should […]

Seven Billion

The UN is predicting that the world’s population will hit 7 billion this week. For many the logical consequence of an ever-increasing population seems to be mass-starvation and environmental disaster. These fears are not new. More than 200 years ago the economist Robert Malthus predicted continuous growth in population outstripping growth of available resources resulting […]

Student & Alumni Event in Lusaka, Zambia

Edinburgh Business School is delighted to be hosting an event in Lusaka on Friday 18th November 2011 for its alumni and students across Africa. The early evening reception will start at 19.00hrs and will be hosted by Edinburgh Business School’s Depute Director, Professor Alex Scott; Director of Marketing, Sally MacLeod; Senior Teaching Fellow, Ken Brown […]

EBS Sweden Alumni Club Annual Gathering

Edinburgh Business School Sweden Alumni Club is delighted to be hosting an event in Danderyd on Wednesday 9th November 2011 for its alumni and students. The early evening reception will start at 18.00hrs with an introduction by newly appointed representative of the Alumni Club for 2011, Christer Colliander and the event will include a seminar […]

Edinburgh Business School Nigeria Alumni Club Event

On October 2nd 2011, Edinburgh Business School‘s Nigeria alumni club held an event for alumni, and current and prospective students. The event took place at the Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel in Lagos and attracted around 50 guests. After an address by Edinburgh Business School’s alumni regional ambassador, Ayodele Amos Olujide, the club inducted new, recently […]

Foggy Markets

It is always interesting when similar things seem to be happening in different parts of the economics jungle, especially if there may be similar things driving those behaviours in many cases. We are used to the idea that technology from push buttons to price comparison sites are helping make things simpler in many cases. So […]

Interesting Articles

There is a good discussion of Government debt on Tim Harford’s blog here. He discusses the issue of cancelling the debt