A professor of psychology and music at the University of Sydney entered the world of economics with her study of musicians, genre and mortality rates.
Dr. Dianna Kenny explains that, “The rock scene is a volatile mix of glamour, instant wealth, risk-taking, rebellion and psychological distress accompanied by taken-for-granted assumptions that pop musicians will live dangerously, abuse substances and die early.”
Our Bottom Line: Risk
Although not directly related to mortality rates, risk is as institutionally life threatening to economics and finance as it is in pop music. In the three disciplines, risk is a common denominator.