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 07Will picking the right college major land you a better job?
When it comes to the college major, should passion trump practicality?…
Economy Aug 273 ways China’s economic slowdown will affect your finances
Global financial markets are bouncing around like a Mexican jumping bean, driven in large part by China’s popping stock market bubble. And while it’s fun to talk about China’s equity boom and bust, the real story to focus on has…
Economy Aug 21Think Vietnam’s middle class won’t affect you? Think again
I just returned from a trip to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), where I had a front-row seat to see the forthcoming global consumption boom driven by a rapidly expanding middle class.
Economy Jul 24What the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal will mean for food prices, wages and medical tourism
While many of us head to beaches or backyard barbecues this weekend, negotiating teams from 12 nations will be busy working on perhaps the most important trade deal of our generation — the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Economy Jul 09Creepy cyber coincidence? Probably not
United Airlines, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Stock Exchange all had to shut down their services for “technical reasons.” Although the Department of Homeland Security released a statement saying that there was “no sign of malicious activity”…
Economy Apr 27A celiac economist on why ‘gluten free’ isn’t worth the price
We’re likely in the midst of a gluten-free bubble; one that seems poised to burst.
Nation Mar 27Why Canada’s economy is headed off the cliff
Between steadily rising home prices and plummeting oil prices, Canada is an economy on the edge. And there's a risk the country's credit-binge will push it over, argues Harvard Kennedy School fellow Vikram Mansharamani in today's Making Sen$e column.
Nation Feb 05Finally, random admissions: How one Yale class chooses its students
Vikram Mansharamani's business ethics class at Yale was so oversubscribed, he let the students decide who'd gain entry to the course. What followed was a true lesson in business ethics, where random selection was the final arbiter, and transparency was…