Assorted Links

1. With Indian Premier League drawing huge attention, economists in India should start looking at sports economics seriously. Ajay Shah points how economists can help get better results in football.

2. TTR on lofty investment  bank valuations. He also points to a different perspective on Northern Rock.

3. WSJ Blog points James Poterba is the next chief of NBER.

4. FED released minutes of its FOMC meeting on 29-30 Jan. WSJ Blog on what it doesn’t explain. It also points to a new speech from Bill Poole (of St Louis Fed)

5. Rodrik points to  a discussion – Is there anything useful in economics?

6. Fin Prof on latest Soc Gen finding:

“Societe Generale SA, France’s second-largest bank, failed to follow up 75 warnings on bets by Jerome Kerviel that led to a trading loss of 4.9 billion euros ($7.2 billion), independent board members concluded in a report.”

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