Posts Tagged ‘UCSD’

The Economics of Uncertainty, or How I’m Connected to Borch and Clive Granger

October 5, 2009

Something funny happened this morning. A small chain of events led me to be in the possesion of Clive W. Granger‘s copy of Karl Henrik Borch‘s The Economics of Uncertainty (1968).

What’s so funny about that? Well, Karl Henrik Borch was a Norwegian economist who had a big influence on the development of my school, the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration; one of the auditoriums there is named after him. Academically, Borch played an important role in the development of insurance economics. Clive W. Granger was an economist from UC San Diego. He was a giant in econometrics and was awarded the Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel in 2003. When I was a grad student at UCSD in 2007/2008, I was fortunate enough to meet Clive.

This morning I came across some leftover books from Clive’s office outside the Econ department at UCSD (I’m visiting here). Among them, I found Borch’s book. It feels almost morbid to have this book, but also, as a friend told me, it was a find and I am very happy with it.

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I’m in San Diego

October 2, 2009

For the past week and two weeks more I’m visiting both the Southwest Fisheries Science Center in La Jolla and the Center for Environmental Economics at the University of California, San Diego.  My main focus here is to finish as much as possible various chapters of my dissertation. My main focus with this post is to create some envy:

UCSD from the air

Scripps Pier and La Jolla from SWFSC

New links

January 6, 2009

I’ve added quite a few new links recently;

  • AllMusic – Maybe the best online music resource; they offer articles, reviews, bios, discographies and suggestions. Not always updated though.
  • CEE – Center for Environmental Economics at UCSD. A research center I belong to that provides a community for researchers from different diciplines in San Diego. The center is headed by one of  my supervisors, Professor Theodore Groves.
  • HyperRust – The ultimate online resource when it comes to Neil Young; lyrics, guitar tabs, fan reports, etc.
  • It’s A Trap – A Scandinavian Music Journal. Mostly into alternative/popular/jazz music, and maybe biased towards the Swedish music scene, but great anyway.
  • Moskovitter – Friends in Moscow.
  • Neil’s Garage – Neil Young’s offical homepage. Often stream albums before release.
  • SNF – Another research institute I belong to (they finance my studies).
  • MathWorld – MathWorld is a comprehensive, online resource on mathematics. The articles are often quite technical and densly wirtten, but check out the ‘recreational mathematics’ pages and discover how fun math can be!

Please suggest interesting links in the comment section.