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 Feb 18‘Make In India’ promises manufacturing jobs for millions. Here’s why it won’t work
It may have worked for China, but India is too late to reap the benefits of a manufacturing-driven development strategy.
Economy Feb 11Is the United States enabling tax evasion?
Governments lose at least $200 billion in potential tax dollars every year because of tax havens.
Economy Feb 04What happens when the sharing economy stops sharing and starts owning?
There’s reason to believe that the so-called “sharing economy” is a fleeting moment in economic history.
Economy Jan 27Zika virus is not only a health threat, but an economic one too
A terrifying virus has been rapidly spreading through Brazil; it’s now migrating north and appears almost certain to arrive in the U.S. later this year.
Economy Jan 21Can the Fed really fight global economic instability?
Recent events in the global economy are increasing the likelihood that the Fed will have to reverse its course on raising interest rates.
Economy Jan 12The chances of winning Powerball are 1 in 292 million. So why play?
I don’t gamble in Las Vegas to win money — I expect to lose money, viewing it as the cost of entertainment.
Economy Jan 0616 thought-provoking global predictions for 2016
How can we possibly navigate the radical uncertainty presented by this chaotic tangle of events and trends?…
Economy Dec 30Here’s where my 2015 predictions succeeded and failed
Each year, Vikram Mansharamani produces a set of predictions. Unlike others, he doesn't focus on the coming year and instead looks out five years.
Economy Dec 23Unicorns and delusions in Silicon Valley’s tech bubble
The signs of a tech bubble are plain to see. But Silicon Valley doesn’t want to admit it — and average investors are at risk.
Economy Dec 16Why the Fed’s decision on interest rates probably doesn’t matter
We need to look at the big picture, and when we do, we might conclude today’s decision probably doesn’t matter that much.