Archive for February 11th, 2011

1% rise in India’s fiscal deficit = 0.25% rise in WPI inflation

February 11, 2011

Jeevan Kumar Khundrakpam and Sitikantha Pattanaik of RBI in this paper explore the relationship between fiscal deficit and inflation in India. The topic of the post comes from the paper’s central finding.

The authors frame this paper in the global financial crisis setting where the fiscal deficits have surged.  They say the initial impact of rise in FD on inflation was limited:

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South Asian economies – a depressing paradox

February 11, 2011

Ejaz Ghani of World Bank in this blogpost ponders why South Asian region remains so poor despite strong economic growth. He calls it a depressing paradox.

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Mixing economics analysis with sports

February 11, 2011

Tobias Moskowitz of Chicago Univ and  L. Jon Wertheim have written this book Scorecasting. in this book, they mix economic analysis with sports.

Economix does an interview discussing the book. In short, there are two amazing findings:

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