Archive for January 20th, 2011

Will a Growth Miracle Reduce Debt in Japan?

January 20, 2011

This is the title of a new paper by Selahattin Imrohoroglu and Nao Sudo.

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Inequality in US and India…

January 20, 2011

Gulzar points to rising inequality in US. Forget inequality between rich and poor. The gap is widening between mere rich and uber -rich.

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Estimating software piracy in China

January 20, 2011

David Leonhardt of NYT points to this interesting way of estimating software piracy in China.

There is a belief that China is a leader in software piracy. But this is just a hypothesis. How can you test it?

Leonhardt says look at the sales of hardware vs software. China is 2nd in the hardware list ($64.4 bn) and 8th in the software industry ($5.4 bn). The difference is too large  – $ 59 bn. It implies China is buying its computer hardware and copying much of its computer software.

The post led to some interesting comments:

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