Weekend list #18

Shorting a rainbow

An activist hedge fund planned to make a fortune by exposing how a company preyed on the poor. But something went wrong.

The market impact of US Presidential Elections

Elections have not always impacted markets in the way one might expect. This Winton feature explores the financial ramifications of eight US elections.

How Blockchain is changing finance

Firms seek opportunities to reduce friction and costs. Blockchain could upend a number of complex intermediate functions in the industry.

Non-Equilibrium Social Science and Policy

Free book from Springer (normally £37.99), offering an introduction to new and changing paradigms in socio-economic thinking.

An overview of Agent Based Modelling (video)

Dr Peter Barbrook-Johnson introduces Agent Based Modelling (ABM) and its potential uses, as well as the use of NetLogo as an ABM tool.