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The source of economic value: Dr. William S. Silver

The source of economic value: Dr. William S. Silver

As Dean of the School of Business and Economics at Sonoma State University, Bill Silver has positioned SSU as the educational nucleus for a thriving North Bay economy. SSU is aligning the community to explore leading edge business practices — with the goal of innovating and collaborating in this time of economic transformation. As Silver reframes the role of the business school to become a community hub, he is drawing upon his lifelong passions for leadership, business, and learning.

In his TEDxTalk, Dr. Silver explores the source of economic value by using an example from the past, and one from the present. Silver compares the soda fountain of his family’s pharmacy, a social center of the New England town where he grew up, with the experience of making a “Starbucks run.” In this personal tribute to his father, he explores how more economic value can be created by developing an emotional resonance with customers; the most value is created when more is exchanged than dollars.

 

Mark Anielski: The Economics of Genuine Happiness

Mark Anielski: The Economics of Genuine Happiness

This is Mark Anielski’s plenary talk at ISEC’s Economics of Happiness conference held in Byron Bay, Australia in March 2013. Mark is an economist and author of The Economics of Happiness: Building Genuine Wealth.

 

Colin Camerer: Neuroscience, game theory, monkeys

Colin Camerer: Neuroscience, game theory, monkeys

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When two people are trying to make a deal — whether they’re competing or cooperating — what’s really going on inside their brains? Behavioral economist Colin Camerer shows research that reveals just how little we’re able to predict what others are thinking. And he presents an unexpected study that shows chimpanzees might just be better at it than we are. 

Colin Camerer is a leading behavioral economist who studies the psychological and neural bases of choice and strategic decision-making.

WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO HIM?

Colin Camerer focuses on brain behavior during decision making, strategizing and market trading. He is the Robert Kirby Professor of Behavioral Finance and Economics at the California Institute of Technology. A child prodigy in his youth, Camerer received a B.A. in quantitative studies from Johns Hopkins when he was just 17 and a PhD in decision theory from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business when he was 22. Camerer’s research departs from previous theory in that it does not assume the mind to be a rational and perfect system, but rather focuses on the limitations of everyday people when they play actual games, and seeks to predict how they will behave in situations that involve strategy. His studies focus on neurological findings from economic experiments in the lab (on humans — and monkeys!) Camerer is the author of Behavioral Game Theory.

 

 

Mauro Guillen’s insight on the world economic market

Mauro Guillen’s insight on the world economic market

Published on Jan 26, 2013

This week different countries all over the world have gathered in Switzerland for the World Economic Forum. Mauro Guillen,VP of WEF Global Agenda Council on Emerging Multinationals and the professor from Wharton School, joined CCTV and gave his insight on the undergoing changes starting from Europe.

 

Innovate or get left behind

Innovate or get left behind

Technology is driving economic growth around the globe as well as the discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

 

Compound is KEY to Building Wealth

Compound is KEY to Building Wealth

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If you understand compounding, you will want to know how you can utilize it to create wealth.

 

Studying Economic Behavior in Unusual Places

Studying Economic Behavior in Unusual Places

Richard Thaler is renowned for his extremely influential contributions to the emerging field of behavioral economics over the last three decades. He has made it his habit to look for data in unusual places. Here he draws on the behavior of New York City taxi cab drivers, game show participants, and National Football League teams to see what can be learned about human behavior. Thaler is Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics, and Director of the Center for Decision Research, Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago.

 

Conversations with History: Behavioral Economics

Conversations with History: Behavioral Economics

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Professor Richard H.
Thaler for a discussion of behavioral economics. Professor Thaler discusses theory in economics, how observed human behavior points to anomalies that contradict what theory predicts will happen, and the implications of behavioral economics for public policy including its contribution to understanding the 2008 economic collapse and to shaping future regulation.

 

Eric Schmidt of Google: Change Creates Opportunity

Eric Schmidt of Google: Change Creates Opportunity

Despite the economic downturn, Schmidt tells students now is the perfect time to be graduating. Additionally, the Google CEO touches on the political and economic environment and the link between ideas and technology. According to Schmidt, the changes we’re seeing today, in government and politics, will not be short term changes.

 

Bill Gates: How to Fix Capitalism

Bill Gates: How to Fix Capitalism 
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TIME Magazine editor Richard Stengel discusses creative capitalism with Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates.