Resilience in a crisis: An interview with Professor Edward I. Altman
Professor Edward I. Altman of the Stern School of Business, New York University, is a leading expert in credit and debt. He has written or edited two dozen books and more than 160 articles on finance, accounting, and economics. He is also the creator of the Altman Z-Score, developed originally as a means of predicting bankruptcy probabilities. McKinsey researchers successfully used the Z-Score to test … [ Read more ]
Content: Thought Leader | Author: Edward I. Altman | Source: “McKinsey Quarterly” | Subjects: Economics, Finance
How to Build a Stronger Economy
Jim Clifton, chief executive of Gallup Inc., has a robust theory about entrepreneurialism and economic recovery.
Content: Thought Leader | Authors: Art Kleiner, Jim Clifton | Source: “strategy+business” | Subjects: Economics, Entrepreneurship
Jeremy Rifkin on How to Manage a Future of Abundance
The influential economic theorist looks ahead to a world of virtually free energy and zero marginal cost production, and to a desperate race against climate change.
Content: Thought Leader | Authors: Art Kleiner, Jeremy Rifkin, Juliette Powell | Source: “strategy+business” | Subjects: Economics, Trends / Analysis
Prospects for Growth: An Interview with Robert Solow
The economist who won a Nobel Prize for advancing our understanding of technology looks at the past and future of productivity-led growth.
Editor’s Note: more interesting than the description would indicate
Content: Thought Leader | Author: Robert Solow | Source: “McKinsey Quarterly” | Subject: Economics
How Simon Kuznets Codified Modern Economic Growth
Simon Kuznets, winner of the third Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1971, helped transform the field of economics into an empirically-based social science. An excerpt from Robert Fogel’s book on the great economist.
Content: Thought Leader | Author: Robert William Fogel | Source: “Capital Ideas” | Subjects: Economics, History
Douglas Rushkoff Makes the Digital Economy Work for You
The social theorist on why new technologies are ushering in a paradigm shift, and how the transition will redefine how business is done.
Content: Thought Leader | Authors: Art Kleiner, Douglas Rushkoff | Source: “strategy+business” | Subject: Economics
The Innovativeness of Nations
INSEAD professor Soumitra Dutta’s Global Innovation Index helps show which nations are on the rise and which are not.
Content: Thought Leader | Author: Soumitra Dutta | Source: “strategy+business” | Subjects: Economics, Innovation, International
Understanding the Second Great Contraction: An interview with Kenneth Rogoff
The economist and coauthor of This Time Is Different explains what history can teach us about the global downturn and why climbing out of it is still rife with risks.
Content: Thought Leader | Authors: Bill Javetski, Kenneth Rogoff, Tim Koller | Source: “McKinsey Quarterly” | Subject: Economics
A Return, Not to Normal, but to Reality
In trying to make sense of economic uncertainty, it pays to look beyond conventional wisdom for an explanatory theory of the hidden fundamentals that can drive or hinder growth. Hence this interview.
Mark Anderson is the editor, publisher, and chief correspondent of the Strategic News Service newsletter, one of the most incisive publications in its field. Ostensibly about the future of the computer and communications industries, … [ Read more ]
Content: Thought Leader | Authors: Art Kleiner, Mark Anderson | Source: “strategy+business” | Subjects: Economics, Trends / Analysis
The Thought Leader Interview: Allan Meltzer
The world is not facing another Great Depression, says the noted economic historian, but the Federal Reserve is eroding its credibility.
Content: Thought Leader | Authors: Allan Meltzer, Rob Norton | Source: “strategy+business” | Subject: Economics
An Interview with Jeffrey Sachs
While development economist Jeffrey Sachs has done most of his work in the public sphere he has done so with one, overriding intention — to improve the public good, namely to ameliorate the lives of poor people around the world. Here he is interviewed by Stephen Bernhut.
Content: Thought Leader | Author: Stephen Bernhut | Source: “Ivey Business Journal” | Subjects: Economics, International, Social Responsibility (ESG)