Archive for March 8th, 2011

Spousonomics – Using economics principles to make happy marriages

March 8, 2011

I had earlier posted about how Gary Becker/economics can save marriages. That post mentioned about Paula Szuchman of Newsweek asked Becker to help save her marriage.

It seems Paula Szuchman has written a book titled Spousonomics along with Jenny Anderson:



Marketplace for retired economists

March 8, 2011

Al Roth points to a new market – job market for retired economists:

The AEA is attempting to make another part of the job market thick: it is linked from the main JOE page at

Here is the direct link.

Available Retired Faculty Listing: “As an experiment, the AEA is initiating a listing of retired economists who may be interested in teaching on either a part-time or temporary basis. Individuals can add or delete their name at any time during the year. The listing will be active from February 1 through November 30 each year. Listings will be deleted on November 30; the service will be closed during December and January, re-opening on February 1.”

Wondering which economists will apply under this link 🙂 Most are so active despite their so-called retirement…

RBI allows Interest Rate Futures trading in 91-Day Treasury Bills…

March 8, 2011

So far only 10-year government bonds were allowed in Interest Rate Futures (IRF) market. Hardly even one contract trades in a day.


How monetary policy reforms helped Latin American economies?

March 8, 2011

IMF economists had written a paper on this topic. They summarise the findings in this article.

The article sums up the monetary policy reform experiences of 5 major Latam economies (or LA5)- Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru.


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