Robert Shiller

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Economics Nobel Goes to 3 Americans

They developed new ways of studying asset price trends

(Newser) - Americans Eugene Fama, Lars Peter Hansen, and Robert Shiller today won the Nobel prize for economics for developing new methods to study trends in asset markets. The New York Times' simpler explainer: The three, who did not work together but were honored for their individual contributions on the subject, demonstrated... More »

Farmland: The Next Bubble?

Robert Shiller shares a hunch

(Newser) - If you’re trying to spot the next big bubble that will roil markets, economist Robert Shiller has a dark horse candidate: Farmland. Sure, farm bubbles are pretty rare—there was only one in the 20th century—but prices for farmland have been booming in the US and UK, Shiller... More »

Declines in Home Prices Could Triple

Economist see US in danger of recession; losses could last years

(Newser) - A top economist says the US is in danger of slipping into a lengthy recession, the Times of London reports. Robert Shiller, who co-developed the index that measures home prices, says losses from the housing recession could triple over the next few years. “This is a much bigger issue... More »

Home Prices Suffer Record Quarterly Drop

Housing market's woes worsen across the country

(Newser) - The housing slump deepened in September as home prices plummeted, posting a record 4.5% decline from third quarter 2006 to third quarter 2007, Marketwatch reports. The 1.7% decline from the second to the third quarter was also a record in the 21 years the bellwether index has been... More »

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