About Vikram @mansharamani
Vikram Mansharamani is a lecturer at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He is also the author of “Boombustology: Spotting Financial Bubbles Before They Burst” and is a regular commentator in the financial and business media.
Vikram’s Recent Stories
Economy Sep 21Column: Who will be next to lead the UN?
At the end of the year, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will step down after a decade of service. Who will be the next person to tackle issues like climate change and the refugee crisis?…
Economy Sep 07Column: Like it or not, these billionaires are shaping the direction of discovery
Today’s billionaires regularly channel their wealth into traditional areas of philanthropy like education and public health. But the richest of the rich are also devoting significant resources to futuristic moonshots.
Economy Sep 02Column: GDP is a useful measurement, but it doesn’t show the whole picture
The size of the pie says nothing about how income is distributed.
Economy Aug 25With final peace deal, Colombia’s economic prospects are bright
Colombia's peace deal could open up significant opportunities in tourism and mining, and the country has a wealth of agricultural land waiting to be put to use.
Economy Aug 19Column: Economy in tatters, Nigeria loses title as Africa’s largest economy
Since Nigeria’s central bank announced it would abandon its currency’s dollar peg, the naira has fallen 61 percent against the U.S. dollar.
Economy Aug 11Column: Its copper industry dulled, Chile’s future still looks bright as a penny
It’s only a matter of time before Chile’s economic chill thaws.
Economy Aug 03Column: The economic issues roiling South Africa on election day
Political scandals and economic weakness have driven the party of Nelson Mandela to a moment of reckoning.
Economy Jul 27Column: What we need to do to prevent food shortages on a global scale
In the coming decades, we’ll need to produce a lot more food or expect to see shortages on a global scale.
Economy Jul 22Column: Why different viewpoints lead us to the best solutions
Bringing different points of view to the table turbocharges problem solving, as the results of science and innovation competitions attest.
Economy Jul 14Column: The danger that could devastate our electrical grid
Spending now on infrastructure upgrades could save us from re-entering the dark ages.