The Econophysics Blog

This blog is dedicated to exploring the application of quantiative tools from mathematics, physics, and other natural sciences to issues in finance, economics, and the social sciences. The focus of this blog will be on tools, methodology, and logic. This blog will also occasionally delve into philosophical issues surrounding quantitative finance and quantitative social science.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Malcolm Gladwell on Risk Pools

, who I consider to be the finest non-fiction writer out there, has a new article in the New Yorker dealing with the economics of pensions: The Risk Pool: What’s behind Ireland’s economic miracle—and G.M.’s financial crisis? In the article, he focuses in on dependency ratios, demographics, and the pooling of risk (financial, health, etc.).

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