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Reading Group S1:E5 - The Works of Kahneman and Tversky
May
15
6:00 PM18:00

Reading Group S1:E5 - The Works of Kahneman and Tversky

We’ll have details on the room and readings coming soon - subscribe to the mailing list so you don’t miss out!

If you’re coming along and wish to join us for a bite to eat, you’re welcome to do so. We ask people to chip in $5-10 to help cover costs. If you’re planning to come along, head on over to https://www.uonefs.org/products/food to pay. Doing this before the night helps us know how many people we’re to cater for.

The reading group mailing list and discounted food is a perk of being an EFS member, you can signup over at our memberships page. To join the reading group mailing list and receive updates on the readings, send a blank email to reading-group+subscribe@uonefs.org

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Reading Group S1:E4 - The GFC and the outlook ahead
May
1
6:00 PM18:00

Reading Group S1:E4 - The GFC and the outlook ahead

Join our discussion group where this week we’ll be doing a quick recap of the GFC and having a discussion on whether we’re headed for another.

There’s no assumed knowledge but it’ll help you if you take a look at the activities this week:

  1. If you’re not sure what the GFC actually is, watching ‘Inside Job’ is probably a good start. If after a week and a half of mid-semester break you still don’t have time to spare then this youtube video gives a reasonable overview. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPOv72Awo68)

  2. Has financial development made the world riskier (Rajan, 2005) - a paper that was referenced in Inside Job and served as a warning for what could occur.

  3. Have a read of some recent news articles. What’s your outlook? Do you think we’re headed for another global recession as a result of policy or is this just a whole lot of people thinking “well it’s about time we had another”…

As usual, the rooms booked from 5pm so you’re welcome to come and hang out from then. We’ll kick the ‘formalities’ off from around 6pm until whenever we run out of things to talk about.

If you’re coming along and wish to join us for a bite to eat, you’re welcome to do so. We ask people to chip in $5-10 to help cover costs. If you’re planning to come along, head on over to https://www.uonefs.org/products/food to pay. Doing this before the night helps us know how many people we’re to cater for.

The reading group mailing list and discounted food is a perk of being an EFS member, you can signup over at our memberships page. To join the reading group mailing list and receive updates on the readings, send a blank email to reading-group+subscribe@uonefs.org

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Reading Group S1:E2 - The Works of Herbert Simon (Part 2)
Mar
27
6:00 PM18:00

Reading Group S1:E2 - The Works of Herbert Simon (Part 2)

As we didn’t quite get through everything on Herbert Simon last well, we’ll be running a second session to cover the remaining papers. This Wednesday we’ll have Damon covering the architecture of complexity and Ben with why a diagram is worth a thousand words. Given the new (shorter) format and as Dave briefly mentioned his new paper on disaster behaviour last week, we’ve asked if he’d like to give us a run through it as well.

For those presenting a paper, we’ll keep it to no more than 10 minutes with time after for discussion. If you wish, you may bring visual aids (powerpoint etc.) although it’s by no means essential.

Room is TBC (although likely the same as last week - X305)

If you’re going to be there and would like to partake in the food, please head to https://www.uonefs.org/products/food before Wednesday so we can get an idea of numbers…

Readings:

  • Larkin, J. H. and Simon, H. A. (1987)  Why a Diagram is (Sometimes) Worth Ten Thousand Words, Cognitive Science, 11, 65-99.

  • Simon, H. A. (1962) The Architecture of Complexity, Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 106(6), 467-482.

For an archive of the reading group topics, click here.

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Welcome Drinks!
Feb
27
6:00 PM18:00

Welcome Drinks!

Let's face it, Uni is tough. The mid-semester hump is too far away and demand for a break is high. So join us for our week-1-hump-day-celebration-welcome-party-apalooza thing (also known as the opportunity to meet your fellow economics and finance club member, chill in a scenic location and enjoy a beverage or 2)

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Movie Night!
Nov
7
5:30 PM17:30

Movie Night!

It’s week 13, exams are around the corner and nows probably the last chance you’ll get for a while to just chill out. But like walking and chewing gum, your chill out sessions don’t have to be completely wasted by binging that new season of Riverdale on Netflix. Join us for a movie that’ll be roughly economics related (because lets face it, everything is right Dave?) followed by a short discussion to make it feel like you’ve almost accomplished something vaguely academic.

The movie will be chosen from an option set of 2 by popular vote at 6:10pm sharp on the night (so you better be there in time). We’ll have drinks, pizza and popcorn so you’ll be able to eat to your hearts content.

EFS Members - please bring $5 cash to help cover the costs of catering. If you’re not a member, you’re more than welcome, it’ll be $10 on the night (or become a member here).

So we’re able to cater appropriately, let us know you’ll be there by clicking attending on the Facebook event or dropping us an email.

Hope you can make it!

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Reading Group
Oct
17
5:30 PM17:30

Reading Group

It's that time of semester where things are beginning to fall apart a little so we thought why not bring a bit of stability about, starting with the price theories of the 1920's (gotta start somewhere hey?). Coincidentally, the first reading this week will discuss just that - The Stabilization of Price Theory from 1920 to 1955. We'll also be looking at the Interwar Monetary and Business Cycle Theory to see just what macroeconomics was before that Keynes guy came along.

Links to the readings can be found in the EFS Forum.

It'll be half price pizzas until 5:30 pm so get in quick! Tell your friends you’ll be there by clicking attending somewhere on this page!

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Guest Lecture: Women, Men and the Economics of Online Dating
Aug
17
9:30 AM09:30

Guest Lecture: Women, Men and the Economics of Online Dating

Queensland University of Technology's Behavioural economist, Stephen Whyte, will be talking about the Economics of online dating. This presentation will provide insights into economic choices related to couple and family formation in the presence of new matching technologies and will illustrate how men and women differ in their strategies to look for a partner.

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Reading Group
Aug
1
5:30 PM17:30

Reading Group

The reading group is back! This semester we return to the History Economics readings, along with discussing new topics that people would be interested in reading over the semester. So come along and talk some economics and finance in a casual setting.

Links to the readings can be found in the EFS Forum. Tell your friends you’ll be there by clicking attending on the Facebook event!

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