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 Apr 28Column: Will Saudi Arabia’s plan to overhaul its oil-dependent economy work?
With low oil prices plaguing the country, Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has a plan to wean the country from its almost complete dependence on oil.
Economy Apr 20In the age of the Panama Papers, is Bitcoin technology the future?
The Panama Papers raise an age-old debate on how to balance privacy and transparency. Is Bitcoin technology, known as "blockchain," the answer?…
Economy Apr 14Are skyscraper races a warning of economic chaos to come?
Construction of the world’s tallest tower is usually a sign of hubris and overconfidence. And it’s often associated with bubbles.
Economy Apr 06An open letter to the 45th president
Vikram Mansharamani highlights five key issues that warrant the 45th president's immediate attention.
Economy Mar 31China wants to mine the moon for ‘space gold’
Tinkering in the heavens has emerged as an important plank of China’s geopolitical strategy.
Economy Mar 23Why one-percenters spend billions on foreign passports
A growing number of countries offer individuals passports in return for investment, and the wealthy have been taking advantage of such programs in increasing numbers.
Economy Mar 17A major contributor to the Syrian conflict? Climate change
Starting in 2006, Syria suffered its worst drought in 900 years; it ruined farms, forced as many as 1.5 million rural denizens to crowd into cities alongside Iraqi refugees and decimated the country’s livestock. Water became scarce and food expensive. The suffering and…
Economy Mar 11Why Apple vs. FBI might be the worst cybersecurity dilemma ever
Given the critical importance of both cybersecurity and national security, prioritizing one over the other is no trivial task.
Economy Mar 02China is spending nearly $1 trillion to rebuild the Silk Road
China’s plan to build veins of trade over land and sea into Europe and Asia may be the most significant global economic initiative in the world today.
Economy Feb 25Is it time to embrace the dissolution of the European Union?
The fundamental issue at hand is that monetary union without political integration generates tension and instability.