Archive for March 7th, 2016

Are economics degrees fit for purpose? Rethinking on economics teaching…

March 7, 2016

This blog has always believed that the 2008 crisis is much more than usual collapse and recovery. The real issue is teaching of economics which has become so narrow and mechanised that it makes for unbelievable reading. A field which grew so much from philosophy and debate is just reduced to solving equations.

Though, some corners of the world are looking at reforming economics education. Actually not some corner but UK where economics seems to have started as a formal discipline (it started from Scotland, part of UK):

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Rise of electronic trading in fixed income markets and its implications

March 7, 2016

Morten Linnemann Bech, Anamaria Illes, Ulf Lewrick and Andreas Schrimpf have a nice piece in latest BIS quarterly.

The authors show how the bond market (fixed income is such a misnomer actually) has moved from phone driven to electronic driven:

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People compare financial products online, but don’t buy them!

March 7, 2016

An interesting short piece on consumer behavior in financial products.

There are talks of allowing e-commerce players to sell mutual funds, insurance etc. to the people. However, at best people are comparing these financial products on online media not buying them:

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