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?
Guests: 
-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
Guests:  
-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 foxstudygroup@gmail.com to join the group.

Justin Fox is 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 hbr.org and is a contributor to Time magazine. Before joining HBR Group in 2010, he wrote a weekly column for Time and created the Curious Capitalist blog for Time.com. 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. 

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M-RCBG Senior Fellow Justin Fox