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Should Bitcoin Replace Currency of Central Banks?

By P Mathivanan  |   January 13, 2020 Distinction between Bitcoin and Currency of Central Banks What is the difference between central bank authorized currency and Bitcoin? The bearer of central bank authorized currency can merely tender it for exchange of goods and services. The holder of Bitcoins cannot tender it because it’s a virtual currency not… Read More »

Why do some houses sell and similar sit?

By Richard Brody  |   November 26, 2019 Have you ever wondered, why, some houses, sell quickly, while many other, similar ones, seem to sit, on the market, for a considerable period of time, and/ or, fail, to sell? As a Real Estate Licensed Salesperson, in the State of New York, for nearly 15 years, I have… Read More »

Adverse Selection and Moral Hazard: Pondering Policy Implications of Asymmetric Information

By James Gaius Ibe  |   July 10, 2019 How do firms mitigate adverse selection and moral hazard derivative of asymmetric information? How do hidden characteristics or profiles exacerbate adverse selection? How do hidden actions and material changes in behavior exacerbate moral hazard? The answers to these strategic questions are critical to effective formulation and execution of optimal adverse… Read More »

The ‘yield curve’ is one of the most accurate predictors of a future recession – and it’s flashing warning signs

  By Julius Probst | July 12, 2019 More than ten years on from the global financial crisis and economies around the world are still struggling to fully recover. The latest data is not promising. International institutions such as the OECD, IMF and World Bank have all recently downgraded their growth forecasts for the current… Read More »

The US economy likely just entered its longest ever expansion – here’s who’s benefiting in 3 charts

By Steven Pressman |July 01, 2019 The U.S. economy likely surpassed an important milestone last month: Americans are now experiencing the longest economic expansion in the nation’s history, assuming the data still being collected bears this out. This is certainly good news and something to celebrate. But, as an economist who focuses on income inequality,… Read More »