Category Archives: Finance

Of stockmarkets and supermarket queues

My Wryside Economics segment today was on investing in the sharemarket. I discussed Burton Malkiel’s classic A Random Walk Down Wall Street, and the merits of index funds. If you’re not a regular ABC Radio National listener, you can find … Continue reading

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Will the downturn have intergenerational consequences?

From Ulrike Malmendier and Stefan Nagel: Depression Babies: Do Macroeconomic Experiences Affect Risk-Taking? We investigate whether individuals’ experiences of macro-economic outcomes have long-term effects on their risk attitudes, as often suggested for the generation that experienced the Great Depression. Using … Continue reading

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