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