Entries by Alex Edmans

Top Ten TED Talks

London is a great city, but one of its downsides is that it takes a long time to get to most places. The TED Talks app has significantly enriched my commutes. Here are my top ten TED talks: 1) The Family I Lost in North Korea, and the Family I Gained (Joseph Kim). Perhaps the most poignant TED […]

Davos in a Nutshell (Part 2)

Here are key takeaways from additional sessions I attended in Davos. The last blog mainly covered sessions that were statements of fact (e.g. current economic indicators); here I cover sessions on which there was an exchange of opinions – in particular, different viewpoints around the world on what economic policies to adopt. Economic Policy Around […]

Davos in a Nutshell

I was very fortunate to have had the opportunity to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos last week, co-leading a session entitled “Making Better Decisions” on behavioral economics. My focus is mainly on microeconomics, and so I was grateful to learn about the current macroeconomic climate from leading policymakers, executives, and commentators. I wanted […]