Archive for February 4th, 2011

Was the financial crisis avoidable?

February 4, 2011

Economists debate this issue in this NYT forum.

Terror at the Taj: Harvard Case Study

February 4, 2011

It was in the news lately. I have not been able to locate the case study till now (they say not yet public). But there is a summary of the findings here.

It is prepared by Rohit Deshpandé of HBS. He flips the case saying why people demonstrated such bravery without having any training for the same:

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Comparing IIP growth with ASI growth

February 4, 2011

Office of Economic Adviser to Commerce Ministry or the  agency that releases WPI inflation and core industry data, has updated its website. Do check it out.  It has put up some interesting studies/working papers as well.

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From Community Banker to Central Banker

February 4, 2011

Fed Governor, Elizabeth Duke in this speech talks about her journey from being a community banker to becoming a governor at Fed.

Interestingly, she wanted to be an actress but too up banking to manage her acting dream.

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National Infant Mortality Rate at 50

February 4, 2011

The latest data (2009) shows India’s Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) has come down from 53 in 2008 to 50 in 2009. It has declined from 60 in 2003 to 50 in 2009.

There is huge variance in state-wise numbers.

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