Archive for October 4th, 2010

Importance of program design in education programs

October 4, 2010

Rajashri Chakrabarti of NY Fed has this insightful paper on the topic.  He ppints how program design and proper incentives are crucial towards final objectives. He studies the voucher program which allows students to shift from public schiools to private schools. It gioves scholarship to students for the same. He studies two such programs one in Milwaukee and other in Florida.

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Comparing Great Depression with the Great Recession — lessons so far

October 4, 2010

Barry Eichengreen has a superb paper on the topic. He reflects on both the good and bad policies learnt from great depression which helped in this crisis. 

He begins nicely talking about his role as an economics history professor:

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