Archive for August 31st, 2012

Natural Monopoly and Distorted Competition: Evidence from Unbundling Fiber-Optic Networks

August 31, 2012

A nice paper which shows some contrarian experience. Japan actually tried to diffuse a natural monopoly but it only became bigger. This was in the case of fiber optics and the firm was NTT. It only became larger as other players quit the space:



Perspectives on Risk and Governance: Indian and Global perspective

August 31, 2012

An amazing speech by RBI DG Anand Sinha. Pity it got lost in all the brouhaha over Gov Subbarao’s speech where he said pretty much similar things.

Sinha covers a lot of ground on how risk was mismanaged prior to the crisis and what is being done now (with some humor). He points to how India managed the risk profile of banks and alsdothe impact of new BIS proposals on Indian banking system.

It has a nice reference list as well..

How corruption hampers enforcement of environmental regulations: Case of South African fisheries

August 31, 2012

Aksel Sundström of Quality of Government Institute has this interesting paper on South African fisheries.

The study reflects on both common pool resources management (Ostrom) and Corruption:


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