Archive for October 23rd, 2013

Is Tripura the new flavor of town?

October 23, 2013

Two interesting pieces on how governance is doing world of good to State of Tripura,  First in EPW by  Subhanil Chowdhury and Gorky Chakraborty and second in BS by Prof. Devesh Kapur.

First Prof. Kapur points how its CM Mr Manik Sarkar from CPI(M) is going to be the longest serving CM in India’s history:

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Interview of Prof. Richard Thaler..

October 23, 2013

Minneapolis Fed’s Region mag has this terrific interview of Prof. Richard Thaler.

The interview as expected questions the basis of the rational school. It is full of anecdotes over how he met Kahneman/Tversky, his struggle to get into mainstream economics, his venture into behavioral finance (he never imagined that it will be finance where behavioral theories  will have the maximum impact, his disagreements with Fama and so on.

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