James Tobin

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US economist Richard Thaler: his “nudge” economics theory  suggests people can be subtly guided  toward beneficial behaviours without heavy-handed compulsion. Photograph: Reuters

US economist Richard Thaler won the 2017 Nobel Economics Prize for his contributions in the field of behavioural economics, showing how human traits a(...)

Children at Holy Trinity National School did a workshop on the physical changes in the brain when a new skill or knowledge is mastered, which neuroscientists call “neuroplasticity”. The fixed mindset sees intelligence as unchanging from cradle to grave; the growth mindset sees intelligence as a malleable attribute that can grow through effort and persistence

One of the best aspects of being a teacher is that I have never stopped learning. Last year I had the opportunity to put a theory of learning to th(...)

Since 2009’s market bottom, earnings have soared but actual sales growth has been relatively modest. Increased profits have been made possible by record profit margins of 9.2 per cent.  Photograph:  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

US stock markets appear dangerously overpriced, and investors should remember that “quicksilver markets can turn from tranquil to turbulent in short o(...)

Pause for thought: multiple signals indicate that the US stock market faces years of sub-par returns. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Bearish predictions of a market crash are largely hyperbolic, as we noted last week, but that doesn’t mean investors shouldn’t be concerned about valu(...)

Tesco, the monarch of food retailing, has found discount competitors chopping up its throne to use as kindling. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

‘I t takes a heap of Harberger triangles to fill an Okun gap,” wrote James Tobin in 1977, four years before winning the Nobel Prize in economics. He m(...)


Mayor of Waterford 
John Cummins from 
of Fine Gael 
who
 has secured a seat in 


Waterford.

After two intense days filled with a mixture of jubilant displays and defeated demeanors, 32 councillors have been elected to the newly amalgamated Wa(...)

Full list of candidates One of a handful of counties where city and county councils have been merged, the new Waterford County Local Authoritie(...)