Archive for November 18th, 2014

Poem – The Mathematician in Love (could easily apply to economists as well)..

November 18, 2014

William John Macquorn Rankine (a Scot  civil engineer, physicist and mathematician 1820-72) has written this amazing poem (HT: came across this poem in one of the threads discussing history of math and economics).

The poem is titled as mathematician in love but very easily fits in for an economist too. Being a Scot, he would have surely heard/ known of this field called economics developed by his fellow Scotsmen Adam Smith and David Hume. But I guess the field of economics was not really as mathematical then, otherwise he would have been advised to add economist there as well.

Just read these lines:

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Bank of Finland’s 200 years..

November 18, 2014

Seppo Honkapohja of Bank of Finland has this interesting speech covering history of the central bank. It was established in 1811 making it the 4th oldest central bank.

The journey from being a central bank established by Russians to becoming a EMU member is all captured:

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Evolution of money…from playing cards to e-currency

November 18, 2014

Superb speech from Carolyn Wilkins of Bank of Canada.

In particular she points to this picture placed in one of BoC  halls which shows evolution of money.

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