Archive for January 7th, 2013

Fiddling with RBI Independence..

January 7, 2013

There has been a lot of criticism on the way govt has been trying to unsettle RBI over its independence.

Some background:

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Interview of Prof. Elhanan Helpman

January 7, 2013

Minneapolis Fed’s quarterly magazine always has these super long interviews of top econs and their work.

The recent edition profiled the work of Prof. Elhanan Helpman of Harvard Univ. Prof. Helpman is also on the perennial waitlist for the elusive Prize for his work on international trade. Together with Paul Krugman he is credited for developing New Trade Theory (apart from his super work on Growth Theory etc which the interview tells you).

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Changing the nudge on Rajdhani Express..

January 7, 2013

A nice article in Mint on last Friday by Vandana Vasudevan.

She laments her experience in Rajdhani Express (a premium rail service in India for connecting major cities with New Delhi).  She finds the food given in the Express bland and boring:

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