Archive for January 16th, 2014

Financial recovery of Iceland: A case worth studying

January 16, 2014

A very good article by Guido Mingels of Spiegel.

Instead of looking at numbers which we econs do, he goes to Iceland to figure what is going on post crisis:



Why financial markets need referees and can anyone regulate a $400 trillion market?

January 16, 2014

A nice interview of Gary Genseler, just retired head of CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission).

He points to how CFTC has tried to bring regulation to the futures market in US. He says transparency is the key:


How Government can restore the faith of citizens (using a behavioral nudge)..

January 16, 2014

A billion dollar (or trillion?) dollar question facing most citizens across the world. And this is perhaps the oldest research question which remains relevant today and likely to remain in future as well.

Michael Blanding at HBSWK summarise the findings of this recent research by HBS profs -Michael Norton and Ryan Buell.

What research says is something really simple and intuitive — Seeing is believing. So unless people see that the govt is working for them, they are always going to feel nothing is working. So, for a government to demonstrate its efforts it needs to show people that something is going on.

What is interesting in the research is how they come about these results:


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