Archive for March 4th, 2014

Impact of digital media on cricket broadcasting and rights..

March 4, 2014

There are interesting battles happening in the digital space with respect to cricket coverage. Earlier we could just sit and log into any of the websites and just follow the live coverage ball by ball without bothering to be disturbed by TV. And cricinfo.com team written commentary was as good as any.

All this has changed recently in the recently held India-NZ 2014 series. Sony was broadcasting the series but the websites were not allowed to do a live coverage. There was a delay on the website just to thwart competition from the websites. This case has excellent lessons on finance, microeconomics and law.

Gouri Shah of Mint covered the issue:

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Learning through retaking exams..

March 4, 2014

The children are often told in India (atleast) to practice as much as possible before exams. It helps one understand the subject and also the approach to exams. This is especially the case in math oriented subjects where practice is the key as steps are quickly forgotten and then there are mistakes. The entire ancillary education industry has mushroomed in India based on this logic. There are coaching classes for all things under the sun where they prepare you for “the exam”  taking many retakes..

There is this paper by four econs which look at this learning experiment in Turkey. They find allowng students to retake exams leads to better learning:

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Fed Tapering News and Emerging Markets

March 4, 2014

The taper talk and its impact on emerging markets will be a research interest for many years to come.

Eichengreen and Gupta had looked at the event and said EMES that were hit the hardest were Those that …had relatively large and liquid financial markets, and had allowed large rises in their currency values and their trade deficits.

Fernanda Nechio of St Louis Fed also looks at the issue and has a different reason. Countries that had higher twin deficits were the ones that suffered the most:

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Why Sweden has so few road deaths??

March 4, 2014

Economist has this interesting story on Sweden’s roads and its road policy.

The authorities had made a zero road accident target in 1997. It is already on the way:

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