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Hans Rosling: economies made in bedrooms not markets

As a tribute to professor Hans Rosling, who died last week, we re-run his excellent 2012 video on what population growth means for investors. 

Hans Rosling: economies made in bedrooms not markets

Hans Rosling, who died aged 68 last week, was the closest thing statisticians had to a rock star, according to the Financial Times.

Watching this video he recorded with Citywire in Copenhagen in 2012 you can see why. In it the professor of international health at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm used coffee cups to offer a simple yet powerful explanation of global population growth, ageing and emerging markets.

If you’d like to know more about Rosling, you can read Amy Maxwell’s profile of him on Citywire’s Modern Investor website.

You can also watch his most famous talk, ‘The Best Stats You’ve Ever Seen’, which he gave at the TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conference in 2006. It exemplifies the optimism and clarity of this pioneering data enthusiast.

3 comments so far. Why not have your say?

Careful Man

Feb 14, 2017 at 16:38

Somebody should explain this Donald Trump

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Mr. A

Feb 14, 2017 at 16:53

He will be missed.

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Rob Guy

May 23, 2017 at 09:34

Sign of a great man - very simple yet extremely clear.

FYI, I'm sure The Don probably already knows everything about population growth and has solved it by reducing taxes for the very richest - solves all problems apparently.

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