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Yanis Varoufakis: On The Future of Capitalism
119 minutes
We all know Varoufakis as the former Greek Finance Minister and media sensation who stood up to Europe in the fight against austerity. His lecture will discuss themes from his new book, "And The Weak Suffer What They Must?," including the origins of a crisis that has affected not only Greece, but all of Europe. <br> The Robert Heilbroner Memorial Lecture on the Future of Capitalism: The Heilbroner lecture honors the work of Robert Heilbroner, who was both a student and a professor in the economics department of The New School for Social Research. This event is dedicated to understanding questions of economic justice and how the profit-seeking activities of private firms might also serve broader social goals. To use Heilbroner’s words, "capitalism’s uniqueness in history lies in its continuously self-generated change, but it is this very dynamism that is the system’s chief enemy."
Andrew Lo: On His Background and Theories on Financial Markets
111 minutes
A lengthy discussion with thinker Andrew Lo that touches many subjects. It begins with his background and moves to a discussion about market dynamics, and economic decision making. He ties the academic concepts in finance the connected psychology and recent market events as well.
Andrew Lo: On Adaptive Markets: Financial Evolution at the Speed of Thought
92 minutes
A groundbreaking new book by award-winning financial expert and MIT professor Andrew W. Lo addresses the basic question facing both economists and anyone with investments in the stock market: Are financial markets rational and efficient, as modern financial theory assumes, or irrational and inefficient, as behavioral economists believe? This talk serves as a great introduction to understanding market dynamics and their role in our lives.
Jim Simons: On Conquering Wall Street with Mathematics
80 minutes
A speech and Q&A with billionaire and the second richest hedge fund manager in the world, Jim Simons. In this speech James talks about his life, career and the events that lead him to starting Renaissance Technologies. James also goes on to speak about why Renaissance technologies is so successful and his guiding principles for life.<br>Video Segments: <br>0:00 Introduction <br>4:25 Early Life <br>8:04 MIT <br>10:35 Road trip to South America<br>12:18 Berkley <br>13:18 First investments<br>18:20 Urge to do something different/First business<br>20:26 Back to academia <br>26:09 Opposing the war/ Getting fired <br>30:45 Stony Brook University <br>36:26 Managing money <br>39:39 Becoming a trader <br>45:53 Renaissance technologies/ What makes it successful<br>49:40 Simons foundation <br>54:04 Mathematics as a refuge <br>55:40 Retirement <br>57:19 Guiding principles <br>1:00:45 Start of Q&A <br>1:01:12 When not to do something?<br>1:02:20 Thoughts on hedge fund industry today?<br>1:04:31 Why do you focus on collaborative goals?<br>1:06:30 How did your parents help foster your mathematical knowledge?<br>1:07:15 When you look back, would you change anything?<br>1:08:14 Do you think you should share your knowledge?<br>1:09:52 Thoughts on mathematics education?<br>1:17:55 Bourbaki movement?
Yanis Varoufakis: On Blowing the lid on Europe's hidden agenda
32 minutes
What happened in Greece during the crisis? And what happens when you take on the establishment? In this extensive interview, former finance minister of Greece Yanis Varoufakis, talks about his new book Adults In The Room – My battle with Europe's deep establishment.