Archive for December 27th, 2010

Why doing a PhD is often a waste of time..

December 27, 2010

Chris Blattman points to this interesting article from Economist. It says this process of awarding Phd needs to be relooked at.

The article uses strong words as comparing Phd program as Ponzi or Pyramid Schemes!

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Articles on urban and city economics

December 27, 2010

CharterCities Blog points to this new edition of City Journal which has few articles on urban and city economics.

All look a decent read.

Panama Canal: Troubled History, Astounding Turnaround

December 27, 2010

I came across this interview of Noel Maurer, a HBS professor  who has co-written this book with Carlos Yu, an economic historian – The Big Ditch: How America Took, Built, Ran, and Ultimately Gave Away the Panama Can.

In the interview, Maurer gives an excellent account of how Panama Canal was built, American Imperialism and the canal’s role in international trade.

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