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27 February, 2009

13 Unexpected Consequences…

... of the financial crisis, according to Dan Drezner. (HT: Priyanka.)

Posted by Amit Varma in Economics at 2:36 PM

07 January, 2009

The Tyranny Of The Short Term

Michael Lewis and David Einhorn lucidly explain how the financial crisis happened—and what to do about it. (Via Mohit.)

Posted by Amit Varma in Business | Economics at 11:44 AM

16 July, 2008

Lessons: The Economics of Love

First off, stay with high-quality human beings. (Note: Not for “one-sided love affairs with someone who isn’t interested.”)

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Economics at 3:55 AM

05 April, 2008

Moo!

Do Hamburgers Cause Crime? - via the Freakanomics blog.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Economics at 5:15 AM

01 March, 2008

From Jane Jacobs to Robert Frost

Tim Harford lists his “top 10 undercover economics books.”

Posted by Amit Varma in Economics at 9:23 PM

28 December, 2007

Inventing Alexander Hamilton

The troubling embrace of the founder of American finance

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Economics at 7:54 PM

10 December, 2007

The cappuccino as a unit of analysis

Tim Harford looks at climate change.

Posted by Amit Varma in Economics at 10:03 PM

03 October, 2007

Small is Powerful

Why don’t governments do more to develop the small & medium enterprises that are the backbones of most nations’ economies?, asks Björn Stigson.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Economics at 11:06 PM

24 August, 2007

Friedman meets Feynman

Tim Harford postulates that physics can explain why some countries are rich and some poor. (- via Marginal Revolution.)

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Economics at 4:14 AM

23 August, 2007

Sushinomics

On how sushi has changed the world.

Posted by Gautam in Economics at 3:46 PM

13 August, 2007

A Marginal Indian Revolution

Tyler Cowen plans to donate money, according to his principles, to Indian recipients and is looking for ideas.

Posted by Gautam in Blogs | Economics at 10:46 AM

The other side of the story

John Lott‘s book, Freedomnomics, counters many of the claims made in Freakonomics. Lott’s case against Levitt continues.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Economics at 3:58 AM

10 July, 2007

A Shortage of Coins

Indian coins are being smuggled into Bangladesh and turned into razor blades. (via)

Posted by Gautam in Economics at 10:56 AM

09 July, 2007

The Economic Naturalist

Robert Frank’s economic guidebook unlocks everyday design enigmas. (Related slideshow.)

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Economics at 8:48 AM

28 June, 2007

A future Nobel winner?

Niranjan Rajadhyaksha profiles Avinash Dixit.

Posted by Amit Varma in Economics at 10:54 PM

15 June, 2007

How Wyoming is like Uzbekistan

An interesting map - US states renamed for countries with similar GDPs. (-via Plastic.com.)

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Economics at 8:17 PM

Taxes and Death

USA’s Supreme Court decides NYC can charge countries taxes for maintaining UN delegations. India now owes NYC $37 million!

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Economics at 8:15 PM

12 June, 2007

Endless wellspring of renewal

Read this essay on the different outlooks of an anti-capitalist and a pro-capitalist?

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Economics at 4:10 AM

23 May, 2007

Street Food in Peril?

Not if the Supreme Court has its way. And it’ll be safer too.

Posted by Gautam in Economics | Politics | The good life at 10:16 AM

17 May, 2007

Culture and freedom

Do check out Tyler Cowen’s list of books about “the cultural foundations of capitalism”. (Via email from Gautam Bastian.)

Posted by Amit Varma in Arts and entertainment | Economics at 3:30 PM

16 May, 2007

For Richer For Poorer

Nearly 1,000 billionaires today while millions live on less than a dollar a day. BBC talks to people at the very top of the pile.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Economics at 6:52 PM

03 May, 2007

From Henry Hazlitt to Russell Roberts

Don Boudreaux lists his “10 favorite books that introduce people to economics.”

Posted by Amit Varma in Economics at 9:35 AM

02 May, 2007

What’s in a Name?

Freakonomics on why street names matter, but a child’s name doesn’t!

Posted by Gaurav Mishra in Economics at 7:37 PM

23 April, 2007

The “overgrown elf” of Asymmetrical Information

Cheryl Miller profiles one of my favourite bloggers, Megan McArdle. (Via MR.)

Posted by Amit Varma in Economics at 8:46 PM

27 March, 2007

A new development economy

Interesting essay by Abhijit Banerjee, Professor of Economics at MIT and author of Making Aid Work.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Economics at 12:28 AM

14 March, 2007

On India and Progress

Om Malik reminisces on the India he grew up in, the India of today and tomorrow.

Posted by Gautam in Business | Economics | Miscellaneous at 3:25 PM

06 March, 2007

Welcome to the Attention Economy

Read/Write Web takes an ultra-geeky look at what the web is doing with our collective attention.

Posted by Gaurav Mishra in Business | Economics | Science and technology at 7:22 PM

03 March, 2007

Top 10 Modern Delusions

...as listed by Francis Wheen. So naturally, many market-hating ‘delusions’ make the list. Agree or not, the list is food for thought.

Posted by Patrix in Economics at 5:04 AM

01 March, 2007

A Minute in New York…

...was worth $ 60 Billion yesterday

Posted by Arzan Sam Wadia in Economics at 1:49 PM

28 February, 2007

Price of Water?

Ever wondered what the real price of bottled water is? Well wonder no more. Makes me want to drink from a tap.

Posted by Gautam in Business | Economics at 9:49 AM

26 February, 2007

An Inconvenient Truth…

...wins the Oscars. Awesome.

Posted by Arzan Sam Wadia in Economics | Politics | Science and technology at 10:44 AM

20 February, 2007

“A long wishlist of spending pledges”

The Economist is not too impressed with Segolene Royal. Neither am I. She sounds just like Prakash Karat!

Posted by Amit Varma in Economics | Politics at 2:59 PM

Real Estate

Doom?

Posted by Prabhu in Economics at 7:35 AM

19 February, 2007

India Rising or Overheating?

Worries about overheating aside, Google is still gung-ho about India.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Economics at 9:18 PM

18 February, 2007

Urban Planning


Notorious slum becomes an open-air gallery in Rio. Meanwhile, plans are afoot to make Dharavi, long known as Asia’s largest slum, a commercial jungle...er ..a world-class  township.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Economics at 11:29 PM

16 February, 2007

A function of geography?

In a flat world, innovation still is a function of geography?

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Economics | Science and technology at 8:14 PM