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Economics PhD Admissions

In an NBER working paper, Jessica Bai, Matthew Esche, W. Bentley MacLeod and Yifan Shi argue: We introduce a model of the admissions process based upon standard agency theory and explore its implications with economics PhD admissions data from 2013-2019. We show that a subjective score that aggregates subjective ratings and recommendation letter features plays a more important role in determining admissions than an objective score based upon graduate record exam (GRE) scores. Subjective...

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The Bitcoin is ‘as-good-as-gold’ myth is over

When you invest in gold or buy silver coins with GoldCore you are choosing to invest in an asset that has no counterparty risk. Sadly those who have been holding their bitcoin on the crypto exchange FTX, have not experienced the same level of reassurance and service from the exchange’s management. This event is all part of a much wider lesson about which assets really are safe havens. Also how to reduce the level of counterparty risk your investment portfolio is...

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“Keynes is the winner of the day, not Milton Friedman”

Interview with Václav Klaus To many of us, no matter how well versed in history, in political affairs or in socioeconomic issues, the present conditions in the West, and especially in Europe, can sometimes seem like the plot of a bad movie. It is often said that history doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme, and what we’re seeing today is a great example of that. Nevertheless, one would have expected that at least some of those in charge of the “big decisions” would have...

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“Keynes is the winner of the day, not Milton Friedman”

Interview with Václav Klaus To many of us, no matter how well versed in history, in political affairs or in socioeconomic issues, the present conditions in the West, and especially in Europe, can sometimes seem like the plot of a bad movie. It is often said that history doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme, and what we’re seeing today is a great example of that. Nevertheless, one would have expected that at least some of those in charge of the “big decisions”...

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Claudio Grass – The Movement Is Spreading World Wide, The Great Awakening, The [DS] Has Failed

Claudio begins his discussion with the pandemic, the people are waking up and they are now seeing that the criminals lied to them. The war is a show and as the economy implodes on itself the people understand that its not Putin fault, it is the criminal politicians that are causing the problem. Claudio says that more and more people are waking up. The movement is spreading world wide. All source links to the report can be found on the x22report.com site. If you want to...

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Claudio Grass – The Movement Is Spreading World Wide, The Great Awakening, The [DS] Has Failed

Claudio begins his discussion with the pandemic, the people are waking up and they are now seeing that the criminals lied to them. The war is a show and as the economy implodes on itself the people understand that its not Putin fault, it is the criminal politicians that are causing the problem. Claudio says that more and more people are waking up. The movement is spreading world wide. All source links to the report can be found on the x22report.com site. If you want...

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The importance of being modest

It can be argued that the world has reach the sorry state it’s in today largely because academics, politicians and “distinguished experts” or “recognized authorities” did not have the humility to admit their own mistakes, or to at least recognize the limits of their knowledge. Of course, this is far from a new affliction in our societies and political systems. Hubris was one among the most terrible sins that the ancient Greeks warned against and there have been too many narcissists...

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The importance of being modest

It can be argued that the world has reach the sorry state it’s in today largely because academics, politicians and “distinguished experts” or “recognized authorities” did not have the humility to admit their own mistakes, or to at least recognize the limits of their knowledge. Of course, this is far from a new affliction in our societies and political systems. Hubris was one among the most terrible sins that the ancient Greeks warned against and there have...

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Is Central Banks’ License to Print Money About to Expire?

One of the biggest reasons for people deciding to buy gold bars or to own silver coins is because of the folly of central banks and government. It seems bizarre to most people that we are all aware that money doesn’t grow on trees and yet those responsible for financial stability have forgotten this basic life-lesson. But, what has felt even more bizarre (and maddening) is for how long this foolishness has been allowed to continue. Well, it seems this won’t be the...

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[Video] Gold in 2023 Will Be Driven by Real Rates – Mike Singleton

Gold in 2023 Will Be Driven by Real Rates A Fed pivot is to be expected in 2023, according to today’s guest Mike Singleton. Mike is Senior Analyst at Invictus Research and joins us for the first time, here on GoldCore TV. [embedded content] In his chat with our host Dave Russell, Mike gives us his thoughts on inflation, the US Dollar and what the future holds for gold and silver prices. You’ll hear why Mike thinks that real rates are the key for us to look out for to...

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