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In search of economists

From: Buisness-standard By A K Bhattacharya Recommended by: business-standard Last week, the Union government announced the appointment of Pravin Srivastava as its chief statistician, filling a post that had remained vacant for
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Economists vs scientists on long-term growth

From: Buisness-standard By Kenneth Rogoff Recommended by: business-standard With the after-effects of the financial crisis fading, and AI perhaps starting to gain traction, trend US output growth can easily stay strong for the
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Cricketers, economists or politicians: All about their autobiographies

From: Buisness-standard Recommended by: business-standard Regular readers of this column may have noticed that I read a lot of autobiographies, mostly of cricketers, economists, civil servants, politicians and judges. The best are the
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Facebook data is powering Stanford economist's American inequality study

Facebook is sharing some of your financial secrets with the world's leading researchers. The tech giant has offered up some of its massive treasure trove of personal data to academia. Stanford economics professor Raj Chetty has been leading a team
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Got Too Much To Do? Use the 80/20 Rule

Most people have heard of the 80/20 rule, or as it’s more formally known, Pareto’s Principle. Vilfredo Pareto was an Italian economist who first noted the 80/20 connection at the University of Lausanne in 1896. He showed that 20% of...
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PM Modi’s ‘Harvard’ dig at Amartya Sen: Here’s what the economist said about government in HT interview

From: Hindustan Times Recommended by: Hindustan times Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken a dig at economists critical of his demonetisation move, saying “hard work is more powerful than Harvard”. His remarks came close on the heels
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T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan: Of economists and novelists

From: Buisness-standard By T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan Recommended by: business-standard T C A Srinivasa-RaghavanSome years ago, while browsing at one of the bookshops at the Delhi airport, I found a book on globalisation by a former
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Advanced Country Analysis and Forecast

From: Recommended by: Vsquare   Advanced Country Analysis and Forecast is a comprehensive, daily updated country analysis and risk service. You receive daily analysis of world events, in-
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Kim Philby and the hazards of mistrust.

From:   By: Malcolm Gladwell Via: My latest from the New Yorker, on the Philby spy case.“Fifty
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Let Them Eat Cash

From:   By: CHRISTOPHER BLATTMAN Via: Let Them Eat Cash: is giving money directly a solution to poverty?