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Автор теории «черного лебедя» назвал причины для инвестиций в Россию Подробнее на РБК |

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The author of the theory of “black swan” named reasons for investment in Russia
Alexander Krasnov
Russia has the ability to “go through hell and survived,” and this makes it less fragile than other countries, said American economist Nassim Taleb in a lecture at the Moscow School of Management “Skolkovo”
Economist Nassim Taleb

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Russia is the best country for investment than Saudi Arabia, he said Saturday economist Nassim Taleb lectures “Swan Lake”, organized by the Moscow School of Management “Skolkovo”. “Saudi Arabia has never been in hell. We do not know whether we can survive the crisis. But if we take the countries of the former Soviet bloc, they have been through hell. They do not fall apart if face hell again. That’s why I prefer to invest in Russia, not in Saudi Arabia. Russia has the ability to pass through hell and survive, “- said Taleb.

Hazyvat specific targets for investment in Russia did not become an economist. “In all my books I write, that if you do not want to hurt others with your advice, just tell me what you have in the portfolio. I do not give advice, “- said Taleb, answering the question of RBC.

A native of Lebanon Nassim Taleb – American economist and investor. More than 20 years Nassim Nicholas Taleb was a floor trader and specialized in options. He has worked in financial corporations such as Credit Suisse and BNP Paribas.

In 2006, Taleb took up the study of the theory of probability. Three of his books – “Black Swan,” “Fooled by Randomness” and “Antihrupkost” – became a bestseller.

Currently, Taleb is an honorary professor of risk analysis of the Polytechnic Institute of New York University.

Taleb invented the theory of “black swan” considers difficult to predict, and rare events. The essence of the theory is that the less complex systems subject to less risk. As an example, he cited the book and desktop computers – are still the first and the second driven out laptops and tablets. The same theory can be applied to countries, says an economist.

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