(April 2017) 5 papers... in 5 minutes!

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Fair Utilitarianism - Marc Fleurbaey and Stéphane Zuber
Collectively, human groups face numerous risks, including the macroeconomic risks of recession and financial crisis, climatic risk, risk of epidemics, and the risks associated...

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A network-based approach to technology transfers in the context of climate policy - Solmaria Halleck Vega and Antoine Mandel
In the recent Paris climate agreement (COP21), the role of the dissemination of technologies in the mitigation of climate change was given much attention...

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Intergenerational Inequalities in Standards of Living in France - Hippolyte d’Albis and Ikpidi Badji
The theme of generations, or of age cohorts, is returning to public debate in the form of comparison. Some generations will be advantaged, others harmed...

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Informative Social Interactions - Luc Arrondel, Hector Calvo Pardo, Chryssi Giannitsarou and Michael Haliassos
Recent research has shown that individuals are more likely to undertake financial risk when more of the people with whom they interact do so.Is this mindless...

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Investment Strategy and Selection Bias: An Equilibrium Perspective on Overconfidence - Philippe Jehiel
Numerous studies have established that young entrepreneurs are abnormally optimistic about the chances of success for their firms. For example...