Archive for September 28th, 2010

Economics = Economic science + economic engineering + economic management

September 28, 2010

One thing which I really miss in this crisis is the speeches by Bernanke (especially be Bernanke) where he explained key economic concepts and policies. Earlier such speeches were pretty common. Now they are rare (very rare) with most speeches on economic outlook and crisis.

Ok so this is one such rare speech. He speaks at Princeton University (his homeground) and talks like a professor (and not Chairman Bernanke). He says:

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And how Europe policymakers saved EMU from a collapse?

September 28, 2010

After pointing an article on how India avoided the crisis, let us look at another article. This one looks at how European policymakers  averted what could be a full blown global crisis.

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How India’s policymakers saved India from this global crisis

September 28, 2010

P. Vaidyanathan Iyer of Indian Express has this very interesting story on the topic. He explains how Indian policymakers got together to save India. It looked very bad in the beginning around October-2008 and then condition improved slowly.

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Do foreign interest rates matter in home central bank decisions?

September 28, 2010

Though John Taylor’s some ideas may not be acceptable to a few (including me), his blog is just wonderful. He comes with really interesting posts and articles.

In his recent post he looks at whether the impact of  foreign interest rates matter in central bank decisions. The focus is on this crisis but it could be applied generally as well. He points to examples of Norway and Sweden where foreign interest rates  matter greatly:

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