Megan Wilkens: Economics and art

About this talk: What lessons can economics learn from art? Megan Wilkens examines how, historically, trends in the art world have offered a prescient window into wide-ranging socio-economic shifts in society. If economists look closely at art, they might be privy to unexpected changes in cultural behavior.

About this speaker

Megan recently graduated from Providence College, having also attended the London School of Economics. As an associate at State Street, she uses her studies in both economics and
art history to find creatively efficient, elegant and analytical solutions.

About this event

TED@State Street was a TED-curated event featuring a diverse group of speakers from across the State Street organization. Jointly produced by TED and State Street, the event explored the forces driving change today and the different ways that we can harness them.

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