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September 23, 2010

There are a couple of interesting links :

  • Tyler Cowen suggests Fed should adopt a inflation target of 3% which will then help in faster recovery of US economy. Once Fed says it will keep expanding money supply till inflation reaches 3%, then people might just begin spending rather than just hoard.
  • Krugman says US should not bother if China keepinstops buying US Treasuries
  • Shiller says knowing economic history and behavioral economics is important to understand crises
  • Jeff Frankel looks at main questions asked from NBER as it said recession ended in June 2009.
  • Economists debate whether the recession has ended? Superb stuff this with most saying we are still stuck in recessionary conditions

 

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The Budgetary Impact of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

September 20, 2010

Here is an interesting CBO short note on the topic. It also explains the various mehthodologies used by CBO to estimate the impact.

Other useful speeches:

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August 30, 2010

Twoi vistors to this blog have sent these links:

Rakhi Gupta sends these two links:

Recently RBI has released Annual Report for 2009-10. This document provides inner insights in simple and summarised way. http://rbi.org.in/scripts/BS_PressReleaseDisplay.aspx?prid=23033

Also there has been press release of Foreign Trade Policy (2009-14). Again a great document, must read. It is available at –
http://www.ieport.com/foreign_trade_policy_2009-2014/Foreign_Trade_policy_2009-2014.htm

Dipesh sends this article on sovereign debt crisis:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/34065840/GMO-Reflections-on-the-Sovereign-Debt-Crisis

Thanks to both of them for sending the links

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August 16, 2010

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August 13, 2010

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August 12, 2010

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August 11, 2010

We continue to be in a situation where RBI’s thinking on monetary policy is quaint and out of touch with world class knowledge of economics.

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August 10, 2010

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August 9, 2010

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August 6, 2010
  • Cowen points Christina Romer to step down from CEA and Peter Diamond not confirmed as Fed Governor. Also see this funny article on economic forecasting
  • Bush had passed certain tax cuts in his time. They are set to expire next year. There is a debate on whether  they should continue. Krugman says let the tax cuts go and instead increase public spending. Unfortunately, that’s not going to happen. Given the political realities, he suggests go for a temporary extension of the lower-end cuts, and just letting the upper-end cuts expire.
  • Harvard’s Gita Gopinath remmebers her Phd thesis adviser- Bernanke
  • Today a very crucial data is to e released – US unemployment rate for July 2010. Markets expect non farm payrolls to be at -ve 65,000 and unemp rate at 9.6% , higher than 9.5% in June. Anything higher or lower will lead to corresponding market movements. Economix points what to expect in the report

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August 5, 2010

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July 30, 2010

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July 22, 2010
  • Gulzar points to new paper on default savings options
  • Cowen points to a new blog by MIT Professor Erik Brynjolfsson
  • Rogoff is the latest economist to say don’t rush for any fiscal push right now. Krugman on Rogoff’s recent article. He doesn’t spare anyone. He might be taking on JohnTaylor very soon who has been saying cutting national debt = stimulus
  • Krugman also builds a Fedfail Index. Needless to say the index is very high meaning Fed is failing big time
  • WSJ Blog points how Avinash Dixit’s new paper came from a sitcom. Amazing really
  • Casey Mulligan compares deflation in great depression vs today

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July 21, 2010

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