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During President Obama’s farewell address he stated that “the next wave of economic dislocations won’t come from overseas. It will come from the relentless pace of automation that makes a lot of good middle class jobs obsolete.” He then advocated for a new social compact for future generations of Americans that would ensure them the education they would need to be able to… 988 more words


RIP: Prof Kenneth Arrow..

Another giant passes away. Prof Kenneth Arrow was a giant of the giants. His work continues to inspire (or mentally harass!) students till date.

Here is a nice obituary.


Budget 2017 may zoom in on fundamentals

(Source: www.straitstimes.com)

With the global economy looking wobbly and Singapore’s own restructuring efforts still very much a work in progress, tomorrow’s Budget will likely have its focus firmly fixed on the fundamentals that will carry the economy into the future. 526 more words

Current Affairs

The Silent Drama of Photography

The silent drama of photography is a 2013 Ted Talk by internationally renowned photographer Sebastião Salgado. It was passed onto me by a former lecturer of mine, Michael Douglass, who met Sebastião  and thought that his story carried some powerful sentiments. 473 more words


Want to understand the economy? Don't study economics!

Peter Radford has a hard hitting piece and one has little choice but to agree on most points.

One of the most nervous moments one faces as an economist is when one is crowded by families/friends asking you for suggestions to improve their well-being. 708 more words

Economics - Macro, Micro Etc

The Economist Intelligence Unit: «Η Ελλάδα θα επιστρέψει σε εθνικό νόμισμα σίγουρα»


Την εκτίμηση ότι αργά ή γρήγορα θα υπάρξει επιστροφή σε εθνικό νόμισμα διατυπώνουν οι αναλυτές του The Economist Intelligence Unit ανεβάζοντας την πιθανότητα μιας τέτοιας εξέλιξης στο 60% μέσα στα επόμενα πέντε χρόνια.