Archive for April 25th, 2014

What are the essential qualities of good cricket commentary? How does TV commentary differ from radio?

April 25, 2014

An interesting interview of Geoff Boycott who never minces words. He is asked about the new England coach and son.

The last q is on cricket commentary and its quality (f there is any). And as he mostly does, answers it with a straight bat. Such comparisons to cricket are useful as we see similar kind of  commentary on economics and markets as well- stating the obvious:

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Understanding Coase theorem the kindergarten way…

April 25, 2014

One surprising thing to read is highly math based papers for figuring the Coase theorem and its applications. For someone who shunned math openly and still won all accolades, it really is something.

Came across this really neat paper by Prof. Jeremy Kidd of  Walter F. George School of Law. He tries to explain the Coase theorem in a really simple way. So it is not in a kindergarten setting but in a kindergarten kind of language so that basics can be understood.

Excellent stuff.

Impact of soccer matches on stock market moods..

April 25, 2014

FIFA world cup fever is going to grip us soon. In other countries it must have but in India we currently have the election fever. So there is some time.

Came across this really interesting paper by Michael Ehrmannb of bank of Canada and David-Jan Jansenc of De Nederlandsche Bank. They try and figure the impact of soccer matches on stock markets. Best part is they track the stock market moods as the match enfolds using high intra-day data. They find (not surprisingly) that team which is about to lose sees a decline in stock prices:

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A year without dividends and profit distribution – what are the reasons?

April 25, 2014

The title of the post will most likely suggest that it is about some company. Well it is, except that the company is Swiss National Bank, the central bank of the nation.

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