Archive for October 10th, 2017

Sale of Chinese goods may drop 45% this Diwali, says Assocham: Doklam effect?

October 10, 2017

Came across this press release in Business Line which says this Diwali, demand for Chines items is expected to decline sharply. The article calls it as Doklam effect (in the heading):

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Looking at Indian economy from the caste angle…

October 10, 2017

A hard hitting interview of Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd who has faced serious criticism and threats recently.

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Learning endowment effect from Amitabh-Shashi starrer Deewar…

October 10, 2017

Nobel mania is going to continue for sometime now. Given it is on behavioral economics which is thought to be simpler to understand compared to other stream of economics, expect many more articles. So good time to learn and unlearn.

Amit Varma of Housefull economics in his entertaining column points to lessons of behavioral economics from the  Amitabh Bachchan-Shashi Kapoor movie Deewar.

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Do central bank speeches effect macroeconomic forecasts?

October 10, 2017

Interesting paper by SNB economists – Thomas Lustenberger and Enzo Ross.

The general belief is that more communications and transparency is good and more should be encouraged.  However, the authors of the paper don’t think so:

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Should India hold US$400 billion of foreign exchange reserves?

October 10, 2017

Prof Gurbachan Singh of ISI has a piece. We are back to discussing utilisation of forex reserves debates as seen around 2007:

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