CFA Conference: Post Compendium

CFAI have been live-blogging at the 67th CFA Institute Annual Conference here in Seattle. As before, I have been very gratified at the kind reception they have received. This post will act as a compendium of these posts so that you may find them in one convenient location. Links to the posts are provided below, with the most recent listed first.

CFA Conference: Tomáš Sedláček

CFAThe Economics of Good and Evil

Moderated by Attila Koksal, CFA, Unlu Securities

Tomáš Sedláček is the chief macroeconomic strategist at ČSOB, the largest Czech bank. He also lectures at Charles University and is a member of the National Economic Council in Prague. Previously, Dr. Sedláček worked as an adviser to Czech president Václav Havel. He is the author of Economics of Good and Evil and a regular columnist and radio and TV commentator. Dr. Sedláček holds a PhDr. from Charles University.

Key issues follow.

  • What is economics, and what is its crucial role in and broader responsibility to society?
  • How have stories and narrative shaped economic theory?
  • Why does studying the history of thought help us get rid of the intellectual brainwashing of the age, see through the intellectual fashion of the day, and take a couple of steps back?
  • What is the truth that only appears in financial crises, and how do we address the need to counterbalance today’s mainstream approaches to economics?

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