Topic Archives: Economics

  • Exercises in Secular Heresy: Technological Determinism, Civil Liberties, and the Taboo of Diminishing Returns

    I recently delivered this talk, Exercises in Secular Heresy: Technological Determinism, Civil Liberties, and the Taboo of Diminishing Returns (PDF), at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Collaboration in the Arts and Sciences in Canada.  



  • Financial complexity: Accounting for fraud

    The following letter was published in Science on 15 April 2015.  It discusses the role of fraud in the 2008 financial crisis, and the importance of taking fraud into account when attempting to explain what happened.   The Policy Forum “Complexity theory and financial regulation” (S. Battiston et […]