Archive for February 14th, 2018

Past, Present and Future of Economics: An interview project

February 14, 2018

A superb series of interviews of leading economists on state of economics education and the need for pluralism.

Economics education has been discussed in the public domain for a long time,  but since the Global Financial Crisis it has come under renewed scrutiny. This interview project aims to provide material for new generations of economics students and scholars, as well as the general public, to get acquainted with different schools of economic thought and their bearing on economics thinking.

Distinguished economists speak on how the plurality of analytical traditions within economics has influenced their work. The interviews range from long-standing debates to current issues, and provide first-hand access to the thought of key contemporary economists.

This video series intends to promote pluralism by presenting schools of economic thought as viable methodological, theoretical and policy alternatives.

We have interviews of Profs Charles Goodhart, Sheila Dow, Geoff Harcourt, Tony Lawson Julie Nelson and Ha-Joon Chang…

A new bill makes it a crime for bankers to lie to Ireland Central Bank…

February 14, 2018

The Indian central bank is not the only central bank trying to address the woes of the banking sector. Ireland central bank is one such entity.

In this regard, there is an interesting proposed bill in Ireland. The passage of the bill will make lying to the central bank a punishable offence!:

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Mr Bond Markets marks its presence over Mr Equity Markets in India…

February 14, 2018

Another nice piece by Niranjan Rajadhyaksha.

He says how India’s sovereign bond market has managed to mark its presence by showing like/dislike for any policy. And more importantly, government taking note which so far has only focused on equity markets:

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RIP: K. Ravi Shetty of Ghee Roast dosa fame..

February 14, 2018

There was a recent story of how a single mother from Mangalore had converted one of the Mahindra vehicles to a food truck. This led Anand Mahindra to gift another vehicle to support her business.

The story was fascinating as this region of Mangalore/Udupi excels in food business like no other. One sees how Udupi restaurants have mushroomed all around the country standing for all good things in a restaurant: tasty food, affordable prices and efficient services. Thus, it was not surprising to see another innovation from this area in form of food truck (which is not as big a innovation actually).

Then the name Mangalore is added to several cuisines, distinguishing from the rest of the offerings.

One such dish is ghee roast dosa which is particularly popular in Southern India restaurants. I have not seen restaurants in other parts of the country offering ghee roast dosa (I could be wrong here).

On 13 Feb 2018, K Ravindranath Shetty who popularised the ghee roast dosa passed away:

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