Tag: France

Recent Read: “The Cost of Political Connections”

I recently came across an interesting paper in the Review of Finance by Marianne Bertrand, Francis Kramarz, Antoinette Schoar and David Thesmar that explores the connections between CEOs and politicians in France. Though the analysis is about just one country, the paper raises bigger questions about CEOs and politicians anywhere.  Some highlights:   While previous research has focused on the advantages

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Money or Ethics? They are the same thing some times it seems

There are all sorts of debates in economics about whether behavior can be explained in economic terms and a recent essay in Le Monde brought these back to mind in an interesting and funny way. The author, Didier Porte (photo below) is a French humorist and media personality. In the piece he recounts getting a

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