Robert Shiller: Surveying the economic horizon

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In this video interview, courtesy of The McKinsey Quarterly, economist Robert Shiller discusses four aspects of the current crisis: regulating for financial innovation, reducing trust in models, redesigning institutions, and the time line for turnaround. His perspectives are informed in part through his research that psychology –  particularly an understanding of human irrationality – can play a key role in explaining economic breakdowns and exploring effective solutions.

This interview was conducted by Rik Kirkland, McKinsey’s director of publishing, in March 2009. It was taped at Yale University.

Click on the image to watch the clip, or read the transcript below.

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Click here for transcript.

Source: The McKinsey Quarterly, April 14, 2009.

 

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