Archive for December 30th, 2011

Lessons from Tamil Nadu’s Road Safety system

December 30, 2011

World Bank  has implemented a project to improve road safety in TN (pdf here).

They have developed a software which is fully web-based. This system is called Road Accident Data Management System (RADMS).

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Why did the Soviet Union fall?

December 30, 2011

Picked up from Tyler Cowen’s post in 2007 (Tabarrok in a review of MR blog in 2011 mentions this post).

It is based on this AEI lecture by Yegor Gaidar  which in turn is a summary of this book written in 2007. Gaidar simplifies the collapse of USSR to a great extent. He says it was basically because of two commodities – grain and oil.

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