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A large crowd fills the Institute of Politics as Lawrence H. Summers speaks with David Gergen about the state of the U.S. economy. Summers stated that technological advancements may help improve the economy.
The Forum, a Swiss non-profit organization that holds an annual conference on global economic policy, will launch its first course in May.
Legalization advocates, therefore, are feeling optimistic: Many expect full legalization, at least for marijuana, within a few years. This euphoria is understandable, but premature.
The trip was the president's fifth to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland since 2008.
Masaaki Shirakawa, former governor of the Central Bank of Japan, addresses an audience at the Kennedy School on Thursday. Shirakawa discussed challenges facing the Japanese economy and policies employed to combat them.
On Wednesday, professor N. Gregory Mankiw was over in Providence delivering a guest lecture to students at Brown (he managed to fit that in when he’s only scheduled to lecture in his intro economics course six times this semester). Flyby came up with a list of other places where Mankiw could guest lecture.
Mankiw for UC?
Japan’s Senior Vice-Minister of the Cabinet Office Yasutoshi Nishimura emphasized the need to revitalize Japan’s stagnating economy and explained the different components of “Abenomics”—Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s plan for economic revitalization—to Harvard affiliates Saturday afternoon.
If you’re a sophomore, you’re probably freaking out about having to declare your concentration by mid-November (and by even earlier for some programs). To help you avoid picking the wrong one, Flyby compiled a cheat sheet detailing some possible areas of study.
Mario Draghi’s lecture at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum came the evening after Germany rejected a proposal from the EU that would have temporarily allowed the European Commission to aid struggling banks in Europe.
As investors continue to voice concerns over market growth in Asia, Governor of the Bank of Thailand Prasarn Trairatvorakul emphasized the importance of strong political institutions in coping with today's economic challenges in a lecture at the Harvard Kennedy School.
As almost any Harvard student can tell you, Yogurtland is the place to go for economical yogurt. Why? Because the first three ounces are free every time with a Harvard student ID, with no per day limit. After recovering from this pleasant news, the question that you might be asking is: how can they offer this deal and hope to stay in business? We at Flyby wondered the same thing, so we got in touch with Professor Jeffrey A. Miron, a senior lecturer on economics, to see what he had to say on the subject.
Joaquín Almunia, Europe’s antitrust chief, told an audience at the Center for European Studies Thursday afternoon that the international community needs further cooperation to fight cartels and national policies that hurt the competitiveness of the European common market.
Researchers found improvements in the length and quality of life for the average American after examining trends in quality-adjusted life expectancy from 1987 to 2008.
Ec 10a was Harvard's highest-enrolled course this semester, narrowly beating out the rising CS50.