Lets go to this economics talk together Thursday night at Swissnex

They always have the best little Swiss finger food at these things!

You should register at the site below and write back to me if you’re going.

It’s free :-)

Thursday November 5, 6.30pm-9pm

In the aftermath of the financial meltdown, the virtue of competitive markets is being questioned. It is little appreciated, however, that the economic concept of “competitive markets” is abstract–just as a “vacuum” is an idealized environment for physicists–and that the theory rarely spells out how to implement markets in practical terms.

Peter Bossaerts, professor of finance at the California Institute of Technology, explains what economists mean by the term “competitive markets,” what the markets are theoretically supposed to do, and where they fail. He’ll also evaluate whether or not eBay, the New York Stock Exchange, the real estate market, the Over-the-Counter credit derivative markets, and other institutions are really instances of “competitive markets.” Audience members participate in hands-on demos of market behavior, so laptops are encouraged.

Details & Registration: http://www.swissnexsanfrancisco.org/activities/events/competitivemarkets
Location & Parking: http://www.swissnexsanfrancisco.org/aboutus/contact

One Comment

  1. lee says:

    swiss finger foodYou all totally missed it!

    Those open face finger food things on the right had like gravlax and lingonberries and all kinds of yumminess. And those sandwiches in the back were awesome and this photo doesn’t even show the cheese plate with ALL kinds of fancy Swiss cheeses and the drinks and!

    Oh yeah, the talk was also pretty f*ing awesome too! This guy is totally committed to working on economics as a hard science and he realizes how fricking hard that is and how, in his words, “economics as a science today is where physics was in the 16th century.”

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