Archive for December 26th, 2013

San Francisco wants you to fall in love with Its sewer system

December 26, 2013

Imagine falling in love with sewer system…eeks..

But this is what San Fracisco admin is trying to do..Here is the story:

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What drives differences in GDP growth between US and Japan –labor markets ..

December 26, 2013

Juan M. Sánchez and Emircan Yurdagul of St Louis Fed have this interesting short article on the topic.

They start with the much known observation that US has grown faster than Japan in 1990s. What are the reasons? As per them main reason is decline in hours of work in Japan:

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India’s several inflation measures and their differences

December 26, 2013

A visit to CSO’s website today got me to this paper by Ashish Kumar and G. M. Boopathy of the same institution.

It is a much needed paper as it fills this gap of comparing the various inflaiton measures in India. Apart from the numbers and trends which most other papers/notes give us, this one goes into methodology and construction details. And this is what leads to differences in the various inflation measures as well:

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India’s Inflation has hit school fees the most since 2004…

December 26, 2013

An interesting piece in ToI today. They point to a CSO report which looks at how retail level prices have risen in rural areas from a historical perspective. I did check CSO’s website and could only see these reports which is for randomly selected periods from Oct 2011 onwards. So not sure where the report is.

And this report talks about school fee only in rural areas. Imagine the school fee inflation in urban areas where it is faster than the taxi meter:

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