Archive for March 17th, 2011

Reading Milton Friedman in Dublin

March 17, 2011

Henry Farrell of George Washington University has this superb article on woes of Ireland (read it with Michael Lewis’s version of Ireland crisis and you get some shocking picture of once called Celtic Tiger).

Farrel is an Irish and was shocked to see the growth of Ireland in 1990s:

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Rules and Regulations: How the Details Take Shape

March 17, 2011

Cleveland Fed’s Forefront magazine has a nice discussion on the topic. It takes you through this journey of how a law becomes a regulation:

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3 I’s of agriculture growth – Investments, institutions, incentives

March 17, 2011

Ashok Gulati who was earlier at IFPRI is one of the eminent agriculture economists and thinkers on the subject. He has just been made chief of Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices, a position which could have been given earlier. May be we could have more reforms and action on agriculture front.

He gives a superb interview in Financial Express:

How do we deal with the agriculture crisis?

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The Arab Democracy Paradox

March 17, 2011

Mwangi S. Kimenyi of Brookings has this interesting take on the crisis in Arab world.

He says the uprising was not because of poor economics/development failure. Infact these regions have shown decent performance in human development.

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