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WU matters - WU talks - The Cost of Destroying the Death Star

Do the laws of mathe­ma­t­ics ap­ply a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away? A pub­lic lec­ture or­ga­n­ized by the De­part­­ment of Fin­ance, Ac­coun­­t­ing and Stat­is­t­ics on Janu­ary 8, 2019

Do the laws of mathem­at­ics ap­ply a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away?

And do they re­veal Em­peror Palp­at­ine's secret plan to guar­an­tee that the Re­bel Al­li­ance could never de­throne him? We will dis­cuss the fin­an­cial re­per­cus­sions of the de­struc­tion of two fully armed, op­er­a­tional, moon-s­ized battle sta­tions ("Death Stars") within a 4-year period and the dis­sol­u­tion of the galactic gov­ern­ment in Star Wars. We will con­sider the costs of build­ing two Death Stars, the value of the Gross Galactic Pro­duct, the scale of the galactic fin­an­cial sector, and the fin­an­cial crisis gen­er­ated by the de­struc­tion of the second Death Star. We con­clude with the bail­out the fledgling New Re­pub­lic would need to provide in order to pre­vent a galactic great de­pres­sion.

Key­note: Zachary Fein­stein, Ph.D., Pro­fessor, Wash­ing­ton Uni­versity in St. Louis

Speak­ers:

Univ.Prof. Dr. Birgit Rud­loff, In­sti­tute for Stat­ist­ics and Mathem­at­ics, WU

Dr. Martin Sum­mer, Head of the Eco­nomic Stud­ies Di­vi­sion, OeNB

Janu­ary 8, 2019, 6 pm, Fest­saal 1, LC, WU Wien



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