In 2019–20, Julia
Ott, Member in the School of Social Science and
Associate Professor at the New School for Social Research, is
examining the origins of venture capital as an idea, as a form of
investment, and as an organized industry.
In this public lecture, Thomas Piketty, Professor at École des
Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris (EHESS) and the École
d’économie de Paris/Paris School of Economics, presents new
findings and reflections on global inequality dynamics as
Many natural and social phenomena may be viewed as inherently
computational; they evolve patterns of information that can be
described algorithmically and studied through computational models
and techniques. A workshop on the computational lens...
Developing countries, led by Asia, have grown significantly
more rapidly than mature economies over the last two decades,
closing the gap between them. This experience is quite anomalous,
since historically economic convergence has been the...
When the 2013 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in
Memory of Alfred Nobel (colloquially known as the “Economics
Nobel”) was awarded to Eugene Fama and Robert Shiller, along with
Lars Peter Hansen, many were puzzled by the selection. Fama...
Women’s rights have come a long way since the beginning of the
twentieth century. Before that, if a European or American woman
were married, her husband owned the wages she might earn and
controlled any property or inheritance she might bring.
In 2003, the Supreme Court of the United States heard the case
of Grutter v. Bollinger and upheld the right of the
University of Michigan Law School to use race as a criterion for
admissions. At the time, the majority speculated that in
Karl Marx linked the structure of production to the formation of
institutions. According to Marx, religion is like any other social
institution in that it is dependent upon the economic realities of
a given society, i.e., it is an outcome of its...
Upon receiving the Nobel Prize in Economics on December 10,
2007, Eric S. Maskin, Albert O. Hirschman Professor in the School
of Social Science, became the fifth Faculty member––following
Albert Einstein, Tsung-Dao Lee, Chen Ning Yang, and Frank...