Archive for September 15th, 2016

What are Kangaroo bonds?

September 15, 2016

Michelle Bergmann and Anna Nitschke of Reserve Bank of Australia (who else) has a note on this.

These are bonds issues by foreign companies to raise Australian Dollars. Interestingly, they are useful for cross-currency swap purposes:

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River Cauvery dispute: By putting government in charge of a river, we get shortages of water

September 15, 2016

Jairaj Devadiga at FEE has an age old solution for the ongoing water dispute between states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu – private property rights:

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Short history of how Central Park in New York was built..

September 15, 2016

David Shulyer has a nice short history of the project that led to iconic Central Park.

He says it was one of the best investment NY has ever made:

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The Scandinavian fantasy: The sources of intergenerational mobility in Denmark and the US

September 15, 2016

Rasmus Landersø and James Heckman poke holes at the Scandinavian economic model:

Could you pass O-level economics in Pakistan?

September 15, 2016

Francis Woolley posts content of the economics textbook used in Pakistan for teaching economics at O level.

Interesting bit…


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