Archive for July 29th, 2013

Why Is there no Milton Friedman today?

July 29, 2013

I just missed this really interesting symposium hosted by EJW. It asks this question to select econs: Why Is there no Milton Friedman today?

Imagine that someone with all the endowments of a Milton Friedman were born in the 1960s or 1970s. Is it conceivable that such a person would develop into a ‘Milton Friedman’ like we know the actual Friedman to have been, including his academic eminence and his eloquent and influential advocacy of classical liberalism? Here leading economists address the question: Why is there no Milton Friedman today?

Nice short articles sharing anecdotes, personal experiences and ofcourse giving their perspectives on the main question in the symposium..

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Avoiding the “resource curse” in Mongolia

July 29, 2013

It is always interesting to read on resource curse cases.

Here is another such case on Mongolia by Theodore H. Moran of PIIE.

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