Archive for February 14th, 2019

40 years of Iran’s Revolution

February 14, 2019

As Iran is marking 40 years of its revolution, lots to be discussed and figured.

Prof Djavad Salehi-Isfahani (Virginia Tech) in this piece looks at whether Iran is worse-off in the last 40 years. It does not look as bad as imagined.


Central bank independence in a democracy: narrower the mandate easier to defend it..

February 14, 2019

Jens Weidmann of Bundesbank is one of those central bankers whose speeches are quite interesting to read. The last one was connecting beatles to central banking.

In a new speech, he looks at several things but this one caught my eye:

Central bank independence in a democracy


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