Thinking about the Future (Spring 2014)

Justin Fox, M-RCBG Senior Fellow

Policy-making (and business and financial decision-making) requires peering into an uncertain future and trying to choose the best course. Justin Fox invites members of the Harvard community to a three-part study group to examine different ways of thinking about the future, and some of the related policy and business questions. All meetings will take place on 4-5:30pm on dates and in locations indicated below.

Wednesday, February 26
Why Isn't Everybody Buying Retirement Annuities?
Guest: Brigitte Madrian, Professor of Public Policy and Corporate Management, HKS
4-5:30, L-324 Fainsod (3rd Floor Littauer)
Monday, April 7
What Do Asset Prices Mean?
-John Campbell, Professor of Economics, Harvard University
-Paul Tucker, Senior Fellow, M-RCBG; Former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England
4-5:30pm, Nye A (5th Floor Taubman)
Wednesday, April 9
Where All the Decision Trees Went
-Ryan Adams, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; Head of the Harvard Intelligent Probabilistic Systems Group
-Richard Zeckhauser, Frank Plumpton Ramsey Professor of Political Economy, Harvard Kennedy School
4-5:30pm, Hauser Conference Room (Belfer lobby, B-L-4)

Interested students should email Justin Fox at to join the group.

Justin Foxis editorial director of the Harvard Business Review Group and the author of The Myth of the Rational Market: A History of Risk, Reward, and Delusion on Wall Street. He also writes a blog for and is a contributor to Timemagazine. Before joining HBR Group in 2010, he wrote a weekly column for Time and created the Curious Capitalist blog for Previously, Fox spent more than a decade working as a writer and editor at Fortune magazine, where he covered economics, finance, and international business. As a senior fellow, he is conducting research for a new project on the art and science of prediction.

M-RCBG Senior Fellow Justin Fox