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 Jul 06Will business imperatives drive gender parity?
Achieving gender equality would unleash tremendous economic gains, potentially adding $4.3 trillion to America’s GDP by 2025.
Economy Jun 29Column: Forget the white picket fence, the American Dream is in the city
The suburbs still offer a great deal, but there’s a powerful countertrend that is increasingly hard to ignore: a renaissance in cities.
Economy Jun 22Column: How an epidemic of grade inflation made A’s average
Grade inflation — no, hyperinflation — is running rampant in American higher education. A recent study revealed that 42 percent of four-year college grades are A’s, and 77 percent are either A’s or B’s.
Economy Jun 15Column: Are we headed for a recession?
Depressing stats about the U.S. economy are everywhere. And if we do find ourselves in a recession, the Fed will have few tools left to deploy.
Economy Jun 08Column: What the U.S. dollar’s ups and downs mean for you
What forces are affecting the greenback — and more importantly, what do the moves mean for you?…
Economy Jun 02Column: Our zeal for antibiotics in agriculture could become an economic nightmare
The superbug is a reminder of the unintended consequences of the modern quest for productivity. Barring a solution, it will take an enormous toll.
Economy May 27Column: The 5 best pieces of advice from 2016 commencement speeches
Here are five of the most valuable tidbits taken from some of the best addresses delivered to the class of 2016.
Economy May 19Column: How gold and art auctions can gauge stock market confidence
Just as a fall in Sotheby’s shares signals confidence is receding, a spike in gold prices points to a rise in fear.
Economy May 11Column: El Nino, the global spoilsport affecting oil, food prices and tourism
A wildfire rages, displacing tens of thousands. Droughts ravage crops, leaving tens of millions hungry. An African nation sells off some of its famous wildlife. Bleaching harms stretches of the Great Barrier Reef. What's happening? El Niño.
Economy May 05Column: In Brazil, finding opportunity in deepening crisis
Brazil is suffering from a toxic cocktail of economic, political and public health crises. Once hailed as a beacon of emerging market growth, the country now wallows in pessimism.