Assorted Links

1. WSJ Blog points Malcolm Knight leaves BIS for Deutsche Bank. I will miss his speeches for sure.

2. Nudges has a superb post on the endowment effect involving Thaler

3. TTR points it is lucrative times for financial journalists

4. IDB points to some subprime lessons for microfin

5. MR points to a Calvo article that blames SWF as a facot rising commodity prices. Krugman diasgrees with Calvo view and says:.

On a happier note, it’s great to see top-flight economists weighing in on the crucial issues of the day. It’s kind of like the Asian financial crisis of 1997-1998, which was bad for the world but a sort of golden age for policy-relevant theory

6. Krugman also points to a study which says oil prices might reduce trade

7. DB Blog points to some mighty books that stirred excitement in development

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