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Andrew Odlyzko Public Talk (21 Oct)

Oct 21, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM Meade Room, Faculty of Economics,

Many sources, including scholarly ones, claim that investors in the Railway Mania had no rational grounds for their profit expectations. In fact, they had available to them a systematic demand estimation methodology that was required by Parliament. This methodology had proved spectacularly accurate during the smaller railway mania of the 1830s, the only instance that has been found of accurate demand prediction for a revolutionary technology. However, this method was based on several false assumptions, and had that been understood, the investment disaster of the Railway Mania could have been predicted beforehand.

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The Economic Development of India Workshop (June 26-27)

from Jun 26, 2015 09:00 AM to Jun 27, 2015 06:00 PM Lecture Theatre, Trinity Hall College, Cambridge,

"An interdisciplinary workshop on the economic development of India will be held in Trinity Hall, Cambridge, on 26-27 June 2015. The aim is to encourage discussion across economics, history and related disciplines that is accessible to a wide audience. Confirmed speakers are Sunil Amrith (Harvard), Abhijit Banerjee (MIT), Joya Chatterji (Cambridge), Rohit De (Yale), Esther Duflo (MIT), Kaivan Munshi (Cambridge), Emma Rothschild (Harvard/Cambridge)."

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Lunch Workshop in Economics (June 23)

Jun 23, 2015 from 11:30 AM to 03:30 PM Glover Room, Gillespie Centre, Clare College, Cambridge,

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Third European Meeting on Networks (June 18-19)

from Jun 18, 2015 09:00 AM to Jun 19, 2015 05:00 PM Study Centre 9, Moller centre, Cambridge,

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Symposium on Contagion (April 23-24)

from Apr 23, 2015 09:00 AM to Apr 24, 2015 06:00 PM Clare College,

This symposium brings together researchers working on different aspects of contagion from different perspectives, in order to explore common features and foster cross-pollination. Speakers will present work drawn from economics and finance, biology, computer science, network science and public health.

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History and Economics Seminar (3rd March)

Mar 03, 2015 from 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM Leslie Stephen Room, Trinity Hall, Trinity Lane, Cambridge University,

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