Archive for March 15th, 2012

India’s good growth is a miracle…

March 15, 2012

A superb interview of Martin Feldstein in case you missed it.

After asssessing the global and Chinese economy, he is asked on India:

What about policy-making in India? There has been criticism about policy paralysis. 

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Mario Draghi’s quiet revolution

March 15, 2012

A nice profile of ECB president – Mario Draghi.

Apparently, in Dec-11 meeting he seemed to have gone against Jurgen Stark who wanted a pause, but Draghi chose to cut rates,. It was the first time Stark was snubbed like this which was also his last policy meeting:

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How political dynasties lead to rise in inequality

March 15, 2012

As the economic season is discussing inequality, we get more and more interesting stuff on the same.

Ronald U Mendoza of Asian Institute of Management write this very interesting piece on how dynasties in democracies lead to higher inequality.

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SNB’s governing board transactions being audited

March 15, 2012

After the fiasco with SNB President Hildebrand, Swiss Govt reacted rather sternly.

It asked KPMG in Jan-12 to review the financial transactions of all the members of SNB Governing Board from 2009-11.

KPMG just released its report recently. It finds all the members are clean:

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How a central banker learnt lessons of finance while still a child…

March 15, 2012

A fascinating speech from Fed Governor Raskin on her childhood experience and finance lessons. It tells you a lot about how one can learn simple economics obsertving things at home:

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