Archive for August 13th, 2012

How medical school students are taking interest in economics..

August 13, 2012

A nice interview of one of my fav econs – Robert Shiller.

He discusses behavioral economics, its history and  way forward. He even discusses Einstein..He also points to how med school grads are taking interest in econ seminars because of linkages with neuroscience..

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Explaining the UPA/Congress victory in General elections of 2009..

August 13, 2012

As most Indians and India watchers look fowrard to 2014 general elections, here is an excellent analysis of previous elections in 2009. The authors are Yogendra Yadav and Suhas Palshikar. Prof. Yadav is a pretty famous face and analyses elections and its outcome on TV channels/media etc.

The authors discredit the widely held view that Congress/UP won the election because of some strategic planning etc. It was a combination of several things: bit of planning by UPA, BJP’s inability to hold  both some planning and some luck which went Cong/UPA way:

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Alan Greenspan on playing Saxophone, Ayn Rand, Fedspeak etc..

August 13, 2012

A super rather candid interview of Alan Greenspan.

Why Greenspan left saxophone?  It was basically comparative advantage (perhaps in this case absolute advantage):

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