Economy

Do tweets from CEOs matter to investors?

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Investors feel more socially connected with the CEO who tweets, which could benefit the executive, write Andrea Seaton Kelton and Robin R. Pennington.

Social media provides today’s CEOs a quicker and more direct way to communicate with investors. The Securities and Exchange Commission cleared public companies to use social media to disclose information as long as investors know which social […]

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    Book Review: Taking the Floor: Models, Morals and Management in a Wall Street Trading Room by Daniel Beunza

Book Review: Taking the Floor: Models, Morals and Management in a Wall Street Trading Room by Daniel Beunza

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In Taking the Floor: Models, Morals and Management in a Wall Street Trading Room, Daniel Beunza analyses how the use of economic models and the moral disengagement this has created have significantly transformed the global financial industry through an ethnographic study conducted at an equity derivatives trading room of an international bank located in New York City. This is a significant contribution […]

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    Book Review: Unbound: How Inequality Constricts Our Economy and What We Can Do About It by Heather Boushey

Book Review: Unbound: How Inequality Constricts Our Economy and What We Can Do About It by Heather Boushey

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In Unbound: How Inequality Constricts Our Economy and What We Can Do About It, Heather Boushey offers an almost encyclopaedic account of inequality’s impact on the US economy, focusing on the way in which inequality obstructs, subverts and distorts. While this is a valuable compilation of the growing evidence that inequality is damaging the US economy, Liam Kennedy argues that the book neglects […]

November 24th, 2019|Book Reviews, Economy|0 Comments|
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    The unexplained 25 percent wage gap between male and female Hollywood actors

The unexplained 25 percent wage gap between male and female Hollywood actors

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For actors in their 50s and older, the earnings differential more than doubles in dollar volume, writes Sofia Izquierdo Sanchez.

In 2015, Patricia Arquette won the Oscar for best supporting actress, her speech was a call for equal pay among female and male stars in Hollywood. Her words at the gala ceremony were cheered and later on supported by widely […]

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    Why East German nurseries may hold the key to addressing the US gender pay gap.

Why East German nurseries may hold the key to addressing the US gender pay gap.

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Like many other Western countries, the US has a substantial gender wage gap, much of which can potentially be attributed to a lack of affordable childcare options which tend to restrict mothers’ work opportunities far more than fathers’. Bethany A. Carter argues that policymakers should look to the former East Germany for potential solutions to this gap. There, she […]

November 8th, 2019|Bethany Carter, Economy|1 Comment|
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    Book Review: Why Not Default? The Political Economy of Sovereign Debt by Jerome Roos

Book Review: Why Not Default? The Political Economy of Sovereign Debt by Jerome Roos

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In Why Not Default? The Political Economy of Sovereign Debt, Jerome Roos explores why sovereign defaults have been an undesirable last option by systemically unpacking the structural characteristics of the contemporary debt market. This is a fresh and painstakingly researched approach that raises vital questions for economists, political scientists and policymakers to address in the era of relatively low cost, yet […]

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    Book Review: Dead Labor: Towards a Political Economy of Premature Death by James Tyner

Book Review: Dead Labor: Towards a Political Economy of Premature Death by James Tyner

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In Dead Labor: Towards a Political Economy of Premature Death, James Tyner offers an urgent examination of the extraction of surplus value from the death of labouring bodies. While the book does not discuss the histories of slavery or the effects of the truncation of life upon reproductive labour, it is a fluent, accessible and illuminating read that should stimulate […]

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    How married men and women in the US use their time has changed over the years

How married men and women in the US use their time has changed over the years

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Women’s bargaining power has increased; they spend less time with housework, husbands pick up part of it, and both spend more time with their children, writes Alexandros Theloudis.

I draw data for multiple cohorts of American men and women in the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (the longest running longitudinal household survey in the world) and the Multinational Time Use […]

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    Social media cues about your political leanings might influence whether you’re hired or not

Social media cues about your political leanings might influence whether you’re hired or not

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There are diversity implications for organisations and potential missed job opportunities for job applicants, write Philip Roth, Jason Bennett Thatcher, Kevin Matthews, Jill Ellingson and Caren Goldberg.

Highly charged political issues appear daily in the news in Europe and the US. In Europe, the English Brexit vote, French energy taxes/policy, and immigration issues in many countries have aroused intense emotions. […]

October 19th, 2019|Economy|0 Comments|
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    Book Review: Not Working: Where Have All the Good Jobs Gone? by David G. Blanchflower

Book Review: Not Working: Where Have All the Good Jobs Gone? by David G. Blanchflower

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In Not Working: Where Have All the Good Jobs Gone?, David G. Blanchflower argues that the unemployment rate is no longer the most accurate signal of labour market slack; instead, it is underemployment related to the rise of temporary, low-paid and precarious labour that is the significant new predictor of wage and inflation growth. While more convinced by the author’s rich […]

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