Archive for December 28th, 2010

Similarities and Differences in inflation between Pakistan and India…

December 28, 2010

Shahid Kardar, Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan gives a superb speech on the inflation trends and its underlying causes in Pakistan. Before I discuss the speech, I must mention that the Central Bank has a decent website with nice working papers.

Ok now to the speech. Kardar talks about three conceptual issues on inflation:

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Case Studies on financial intermediation in emerging market economies in the global crisis

December 28, 2010

BIS has released this superb paper which discusses the experiences of EMEs in the global crisis.

Country wise case studies are given. You have lessons from India, China, Poland, Korea, Argentina, etc.

It looks at 4 areas:

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How long have we been talking about economic terms?

December 28, 2010

Martin Ravallion of World Bank points about this super tool from Google – Google Books Ngram Viewer. It helps you search several terms from the huge google books database published from 1800 onwards.

Ravallion says:

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