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Economic Sciences as Mostly a Procrustean Bed

LSE public lecture


We cover the inapplicability of economic methods statistically, methodologically, empirically, and, mostly, ethically.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb is Distinguished Professor of RIsk Engineering, NYU, and author of The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms. His previous books Fooled by Randomness and The Black Swan have been published in thirty-one languages.

This event marks the launch of Taleb's new book The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms.


Speaker(s):

Professor Nassim Nicholas Taleb | talks

 

Date and Time:

7 December 2010 at 6:30 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

LSE Campus, venue TBC to ticket holders
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
London
WC2A 2AE


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Organised by:

London School of Economics & Political Science
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Free

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