Archive for May 27th, 2014

Do Indian business group owned Mutual Funds maximize value for their investors?

May 27, 2014

One always wonders how India’s Business groups perform in their finance ventures? Do we see conflicts of interest as in funds are channeled to the groups from their finance entities?

In this paper, IIMB Professors look at this problem albeit from a different angle. The paper is written by – Profs. Pulak Ghosh, Jayant R Kale and Venkatesh Panchapagesan. They see how mutual funds operated by these business houses perform:

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Mises and Hayek mathematized: Towards mathematical ‘Austrian’ economics…

May 27, 2014

Nice paper on a topic which is always a stirring one – mathematicisation of economics.

This one is by Marek Hudík of Charles University in Prague. He first points to costs and benefits of using maths. Then he says use of maths actually complements Austrian school:

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Teaching Economic Concepts with a Bag of Chocolate..

May 27, 2014

Came across this paper via MR blog (the blog points to a different version though). It is written by Nicholas G. Rupp  of East Carolina University.

He points to an interesting way to teach basic principles of economics to a elementary school class via an experiment.

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