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Behind economics and finance: prisoners’ dilemmas and payday loans

Morgan, Mary, Packman, Carl, Van Reenen, John ORCID: 0000-0001-9153-2907, Mollett, Amy and Brumley, Cheryl (2013) Behind economics and finance: prisoners’ dilemmas and payday loans. The London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Mary Morgan, LSE Professor of History and Philosophy of Economics, speaks to us about her book The World in the Model: How Economists Work and Think and how the once prose-heavy discipline founded by Adam Smith has been transformed by maths and modelling. Carl Packman, author of Loan Sharks: The Rise and Rise of Payday Lending, discusses the exponential growth of the payday lending industry in the UK. Director of LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance, Professor John van Reenen, thinks back to his early career and identifies the books that shaped his thinking about the economic world. Presented by Amy Mollett. Produced by Cheryl Brumley. Other Contributors: Mary Morgan, Carl Packman, John van Reenen, Joel Suss. Music and sound came courtesy of the following users at wim (London underground train arriving 6 and 13), Foop (Edithouse); and The Dumbo Gets Mad (Radical Leap), Podington Bear (Dark Matter, Light in Branches, Pink Blossoms, Light Touch), Deltason (Groundloop). Collage photo: Photo: Payday Loan (Thomas Hawk) and Prisoner’s Dilemma Guila.Forsythe via Flickr.

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Additional Information: © 2013 London School of Economics and Political Science
Divisions: Economics
Economic History
Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2013 11:25
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2021 00:16

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