(2.) Hacking Finance: What Carlota Perez saw at the revolution


This is a profile on Carlota Perez: the economist, historian and political scientist that's most well-known as the author of Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital: The Dynamics of Bubbles and Golden Ages, a sweeping text that tracks the impact of finance on the world’s most seismic technological shifts. Sixteen years after its release, the book is still one of Amazon’s top microeconomics titles, selling more in Silicon Valley than anywhere else. Perez is also a professor of technology and development at three British universities—London School of Economics, University College London, and the University of Sussex—and one in Estonia: the Tallinn University of Technology. She was born in 1939 in Venezuela’s capital city of Caracas, just weeks after the start of World War II.  She will soon celebrate her 80th birthday!


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