Psychological issues in the world economy is scheduled for Friday, March 11, 2011 at 7:30 pm.

The New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, in celebration of the Centenary of its Society, presents distinguished journalist Robert Friedman in discussion with Yale Professor of Economics Robert Shiller and Virginia Shiller of the Yale Child Study Center. Friedman will engage Robert and Virginia Shiller in a discussion of the importance of psychological issues in the world economy and the human behavioral factors and experiences that have shaped their individual interests and outlook.

Robert Friedman is an editor at large at Bloomberg News, where he has helped guide coverage of the global financial crisis. Prior to joining Bloomberg in 2008, he was international editor of Fortune, in charge of the magazine’s Europe and Asia editions, as well as its global business coverage. He was also an assistant managing editor of Life magazine, where he edited six special issues and two books: “The Beatles: From Yesterday to Today” and “The Life Millennium: The 100 Most Important Events and People of the Past 1,000 Years.” Before that he was special projects editor at New York Newsday, overseeing a team of reporters that produced many award-winning series; editor of the Village Voice; a staff reporter at the Wall Street Journal, where he covered legal and media issues; a freelance writer for Esquire, Inside Sports, Rolling Stone, New York, American Heritage, and other magazines; and the editor of MORE, a magazine about the media. Friedman is a graduate of Columbia College, he was editor-in-chief of the Columbia Daily Spectator and co-author of “Up Against the Ivy Wall,” a book about the 1968 student protests at Columbia. He also has an M.A. in American literature from Columbia University and has been an adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Robert J. Shiller is the Arthur M. Okun Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, at Yale University, and Professor of Finance and Fellow at the International Center for Finance, Yale School of Management. Shiller has written extensively on financial markets, financial innovation, behavioral economics, macroeconomics, real estate, statistical methods, and on public attitudes, opinions, and moral judgments regarding markets. Shiller’s book Market Volatility (MIT Press, 1989) is a mathematical and behavioral analysis of price fluctuations in speculative markets. His book Macro Markets: Creating Institutions for Managing Society’s Largest Economic Risks (Oxford University Press, 1993) proposes a variety of new risk-management contracts, such as futures contracts in national incomes or securities based on real estate that would permit the management of risks to standards of living. The book Irrational Exuberance (Princeton University Press, 2005) is Shiller’s analysis and explication of speculative bubbles, with special reference to the stock market and real estate. His book The New Financial Order: Risk in the 21st Century (Princeton University Press, 2003) is an analysis of an expanding role of finance, insurance, and public finance in our future. In the book Subprime Solution: How the Global Financial Crisis Happened and What to Do about It, (Princeton University Press, 2008), Shiller offers an analysis of the housing and economic crisis and a plan of action against it. He co-authored, with George A. Akerlof, Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism (Princeton University Press, 2009). Shiller currently writes the column “Finance in the 21st Century” for Project Syndicate which publishes around the world and an “Economic View” column for The New York Times. He is co-founder and chief economist of MacroMarkets LLC . Shiller received his B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1967 and his Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1972.

Virginia M. Shiller is a Clinical Instructor at the Yale Child Study Center and in private practice in New Haven, Connecticut. She is a member of the Child Study Center’s Young Child faculty, and has particular clinical and research interest in the areas of attachment and trauma. Dr. Shiller’s publications include two case studies in the Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, and she has written on a wide range of topics including children’s emotional responses to separation, children’s adjustment to joint physical custody, and on humanistic and individualized approaches to behavioral programs. For eleven years, Dr. Shiller served as a Board member of the Connecticut Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology. She also served on the Board of the Connecticut Psychological Association, and was chair of the Association’s Children and Youth Committee. Recently, she has been nominated as CPA representative to the Advisory Board of the Connecticut Office of the Child Advocate. In her private practice, Dr. Shiller works with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. Dr. Shiller received her B.A. from Brandeis University in 1975, completed her clinical internship at The Cambridge Hospital in 1981, and was awarded her Ph.D. from the University of Delaware in 1985.
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The New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute is this year celebrating its Centenary. NYPSI’s position as the oldest psychoanalytic organization in the Americas parallels its global leadership role in the history of psychoanalysis and its influence on the cultural and intellectual life of New York City. NYPSI’s mission is to provide the highest level of psychoanalytic training to mental health professionals, promote excellence in psychoanalytic research and offer a range of educational, advisory and affordable therapeutic service programs to the New York community.

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