Rome, Italy

Economics and Finance

Economia e finanza

Language: Italian Studies in Italian
Subject area: economy and administration
University website: www.uniroma1.it
Economics
Economics () is the social science that studies the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services.
Finance
Finance is a field that deals with the study of investments. It includes the dynamics of assets and liabilities over time under conditions of different degrees of uncertainties and risks. Finance can also be defined as the science of money management. Market participants aim to price assets based on their risk level, fundamental value, and their expected rate of return. Finance can be broken into three sub-categories: public finance, corporate finance and personal finance.
Finance
There’s no longer any reason to believe that the wizards of Wall Street actually contribute anything positive to society, let alone enough to justify those humongous paychecks. ... It’s hard to think of any major recent financial innovations that actually aided society, as opposed to being new, improved ways to blow bubbles, evade regulations and implement de facto Ponzi schemes.
Paul Krugman, "Money For Nothing," The New York Times, April 26, 2009
Economics
Capitalism is the exploitation of man by man; Communism is the exact opposite.
Coluche, "Les syndicats et le délégué," Coluche : l'intégrale, vol. 3, "1989 chez Carrère".
Economics
The blunt truth about the politics of climate change is that no country will want to sacrifice its economy in order to meet this challenge.
Tony Blair, address to the 2005 G8 climate change summit in London, as reported by David Adam, "Blair signals shift over climate change", The Guardian, 1 November 2005.
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