Lasse Pedersen, author of Efficiently Inefficient, interviewed on Money Life

Lasse Pederson, author of Efficiently Inefficient: How Smart Money Invests and Market Prices are Determinedwas interviewed by Chuck Jaffe, a columnist for MarketWatch and host of the Money Life radio show. Listen to the interview here.


Efficiently Inefficient describes the key trading strategies used by hedge funds and demystifies the secret world of active investing. Jeremy Stein from Harvard University writes, “Lasse Pedersen is a gifted financial market theorist who understands that theory is most satisfying when it is combined with a deep practical understanding of institutional detail and market frictions. This terrific book showcases his strengths in all of these dimensions.”

Yes, the Armenian genocide was just that, says Ronald Suny’s new book

Suny jacketApril 24th marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the Armenian genocide, the first genocide of the 20th century, though lesser-known, and more contested than other crimes against humanity that followed. Ronald Suny’s “They Can Live in the Desert but Nowhere Else”: A History of the Armenian Genocide claims that the massacres did indeed constitute genocide, and chronicles the human catastrophe through eyewitness accounts and archival documents. The end result is a deeply researched narrative history of how and why the atrocities were committed. The Sunday Times writes, “Suny is admirably dispassionate in explaining the particular circumstances that led the Ottoman government to embark on a policy of mass extermination…”

Check out this video where Suny, Charles Tilly Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan, gives an overview of the genocide’s history, Turkey’s denial, and his own Armenian family’s experience:

Gillen D’Arcy Wood discusses his new book TAMBORA: The Eruption That Changed the World

Please enjoy Gillen D’Arcy Wood discussing his new book TAMBORA: The Eruption That Changed the World, due out from Princeton University Press in May.

The Buzz on Angus Deaton Events

The Great EscapeAngus Deaton, author of The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality recently did a podcast with Russ Roberts to talk about our standard of living and The Great Escape. Deaton surveys the improvements in life expectancy and income both in the developed and undeveloped world. Inequality of both health and wealth are discussed as well. The conversation closes with a discussion of foreign aid and what rich nations can do for the poor.

The interview was then discussed on another popular economics blog, Café Hayek, which includes an excerpt of the interview.

He will also be at an event at the World Bank on December 2nd at 12:30. Unfortunately, there isn’t an event page for this anywhere yet, but we’ll sure to post more about it when we can!

Stanford finance prof Anat Admati discusses her new book, with Martin Hellwig, THE BANKERS’ NEW CLOTHES

Stanford finance and economics professor Anat Admati discusses her new book, with Martin Hellwig, THE BANKERS’ NEW CLOTHES: What’s Wrong with Banking and What to Do about It, out in March, with the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Follow Professor Admati on her popular Twitter feed @anatadmati

Paul Seabright on the Relationship Between the Sexes


Women occupy fewer positions of power in business than men. Why is that? What explains the types of relationships that men have with women and the different ways in which men and women network with friends and acquaintances? In this Social Science Bites podcast, Paul Seabright, author of ‘The War of the Sexes‘, combines an economist’s perspective with insights from biology and evolutionary science to give answers to just these questions.

PROSE Awards 2012: Live in Washington D.C.!

On Thursday, February 2nd, the 2012 PROSE Awards will be livestreamed from Washington D.C. Hopefully Princeton University Press will be bringing home some prizes! “The PROSE Awards annually recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing by bringing attention to distinguished books, journals, and electronic content in over 40 categories. Judged by peer publishers, librarians, and medical professionals since 1976, the PROSE Awards are extraordinary for their breadth and depth.”

Check out the broadcast from 12-1:30 EST here:

Robert Frank and Sheldon Garon are interviewed for Vox EU

Robert Frank, author of The Darwin Economy: Liberty, Competition, and the Common Good and Sheldon Garon, author of Beyond Our Means: Why America Spends While the World Saves were both interviewed for the Vox EU podcast recently.

Robert Frank’s interview is available to listen to here

Sheldon Garon’s interview is available to listen to here

We hope you enjoy them!

Robert Frank at LSE

Check out this video of Robert Frank’s 11/10 LSE Lecture on his new book: The Darwin Economy: liberty, competition, and the common good. The book’s Facebook page is updated regularly with news, clippings, and author videos!

Ian Goldin, former VP of the World Bank, on Blog Talk Radio

Exceptional People, a new book by Ian Goldin, Geoffrey Cameron, and Meera Balarajan, puts migration in a deep historical context–some 50,000 years of it.  This topic isn’t going away any time soon, not with election season just around the corner, so this is one to keep an eye on.

By bringing a whole new set of evidence to the raging debate,  Goldin argues that migration is not simply a problem to be fixed but rather a process to be managed and coordinating that management is the challenge currently facing the U.S.  Exceptional People will be published on June 1 and to kick off his U.S. media tour, Ian Goldin was interviewed by “Patriot Games” for BlogTalkRadio.

Louis Hyman visits to talk about DEBTOR NATION

Louis Hyman, author of Debtor Nation: The History of America in Red Ink, sat down with Gregg Greenberg at to talk about how American consumers and the economy at large became addicted to borrowing.

You can also listen to the latest on Gregg Greenberg’s podcasts here.

Shamus Khan interviewed on Office Hours

Click through to listen to Shamus Rahman Khan, the author of the forthcoming book Privilege: The Making of an Adolescent Elite at St. Paul’s School being interviewed about inequality and elite studies.