Archive for December 21st, 2010

Primary Dealer System in Ghana??

December 21, 2010

Having served for primary dealer organisations in India, it is always interesting to know about PD systems in other countries as well. PDs serve a very important function in managing the government borrowing program around the world.

I was surprised to know Ghana has a PD system as well. Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, Governor of the Bank of Ghana via this speech explains the current PD system and proposed reforms.

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How different financial systems evolve?

December 21, 2010

Richard Reid writes this nice paper on the topic.

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A-resilient vs B-resilient cities

December 21, 2010

After reading this article from Mario Polèse, I checked other papers by the urban economist. I was impressed right away.

This paper looks at the issue of resilient cities. He looks at cities which recover from external shocks. He categorises such cities as two types –

  • A- resilience: ability to survive shocks
  • B- resilience: ability to change and grow after shocks

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