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  • A dispiriting survey of women’s lot in university economics
    “WHY IS THIS an interesting question?â€� Éva Nagypál, then a junior economist presenting research at her first academic conference, had barely finished her opening sentence. She still remembers the interruption many years on. Later…
    - 2 days ago 21 Mar 19, 3:41pm -
  • Commerzbank and Deutsche Bank start discussing a merger
    SO MUCH FOR the sepulchral calm of a German Sunday. On March 17th, after months of prodding from the German government and chatter in the financial press, Commerzbank and Deutsche Bank, Germany’s two largest listed lenders, said that they woul…
    - 2 days ago 21 Mar 19, 3:41pm -
  • Why book value has lost its meaning
    BABY-BOOMERS may recall, perhaps wistfully, how the golden-arched sign outside every McDonald’s restaurant would proclaim how many customers had been served by the chain. As they became adults, the number kept on climbing: 5bn in 1969; 30…
    - 2 days ago 21 Mar 19, 3:41pm -
  • FIS’s $43bn takeover of Worldpay
    YOUR HOME is about to become a department store. Of the 27% of American consumers who own voice-activated speakers, more than a quarter already use them to shop. You may soon start ordering groceries via a panel on your fridge or buying accessories t…
    - 2 days ago 21 Mar 19, 3:41pm -
  • Alan Krueger, natural talent
    FEW ECONOMISTS can claim either to have successfully challenged the bedrock beliefs of their field or to have altered how governments pursue policies that affect millions. Alan Krueger, who died on March 16th, managed both. In research with David Car…
    - 4 days ago 19 Mar 19, 5:58pm -