Archive for August 26th, 2010

Blogging is going to weak for next one month

August 26, 2010

This blog is going on a vacation and blogging is likely to remain weak. I will try and post once a while but it is not going to be regular. Full blogging should resume in mid-September.

But do keep sending me your comments and suggestions to improve the blog. I always look forward to them. If you have certain articles which could be used as guest post, do send them. I can atleast post them on the blog whenever I get the time.

Till then bye and see you soon.

Economists predicting housing market crash: Optimists vs Pessimists vs Agnosts

August 26, 2010

This is a must read paper from Boston Fed economists. If there is one paper you have to pick to understand US housing market crash. This is it. It summarises the debate which economists had before the crisis. Some economists said there is a bubble, some said there isn’t and others just presented facts without taking a view.

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How central banks actions are understood by the public?

August 26, 2010

There are quite a few papers on how financial markets interpret central bank actions. I mean the entire attention is there. But when you talk to a central banker they always say they are there for the public. Now how do you measure that?

In this Czech National Bank paper, authors look at this problem. They track the impact on public via media. People get to know of monetary policy through media. So they track how media reacts to mon pol actions.

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Lessons from Korea’s unemployment insurance program

August 26, 2010

Sung Teak Kim of Korea Labor Institute has this insightful paper on the topic. Interestingly Korea has a pretty good unemployment insurance program. They expanded the program after the 1997-98 South East Asian crisis which helped in 2008 crisis. 

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