Paul Krugman pays tribute to Prof Robert Mundell

Paul Krugman pays tribute to Prof Robert Mundell who handed away not too long ago: Nobel Laureate Robert Mundell handed away on four April 2021. On this column, Paul Krugman describes the evolution of Mundell’s contribution to financial thought and coverage, from his early pathbreaking […]

RBI’s Financial Inclusion Index

RBI in Apr-21 coverage: Monetary Inclusion has been considered as a key enabler for attaining inclusive and sustainable improvement worldwide. This has been a thrust space for Authorities, Reserve Financial institution and different regulators, with quite a few steps having been taken and important progress […]

Supervising cryptoassets for anti-money laundering

Rodrigo Coelho, Jonathan Fishman and Denise Garcia Ocampo on this BIS article: Though sure cryptoassets have the potential to make funds and transfers extra environment friendly, a few of their options might heighten cash laundering/terrorist financing (ML/TF) dangers. Specifically, the pace of transactions, world attain, […]

The potato changed the World’s history

Shivani Krishnakumar in Madras Courier: Potato, Batata, Aloo, Bangala Dumpa–no matter you name it–at this time, the potato is a staple meals in cuisines the world over. However 4 centuries in the past, potatoes weren’t used for cooking. As a substitute, folks used potato flowers […]

Measuring human capital: Learning matters more than schooling

Noam Angrist, Simeon Djankov, Pinelopi Goldberg and Harry Patrinos on this voxeu analysis: Human capital is a vital part of financial growth. However the hyperlinks between development and human capital – when measured by years of education – are weak. This column introduces a greater […]

How high-speed rail changes the spatial distribution of economic activity: Evidence from Japan’s Shinkansen

Kazunobu Hayakawa, Hans Koster, Takatoshi Tabuchi and Jacques-François Thisse on this voxeu analysis: The financial and social penalties of investments in transport infrastructure generate heated educational and coverage debates as a result of they sometimes contain expensive investments which might be purported to yield excessive […]

How effective is e-NAM in integrating food commodity prices in India? Evidence from Onion Market

Rudrani Bhattacharya and Sabarni Chowdhury on this NIPFP paper: A collection of market distortionary guidelines and laws hinder growth of an built-in agricultural market in India. To be able to guarantee better transparency and uniformity of meals commodity costs throughout states, varied reform measures should […]

The way Nigeria selects vice-chancellors is deeply flawed. But it can be fixed

Prof Ayodeji Olukoju of College of Lagos on this Dialog piece on the State of Universities in Nigeria: Why are some universities in disaster over appointments? The intrusion of vested pursuits is the basic trigger. Take the position of state governors. There are 36 states […]

Surviving a Mass Shooting

Prashant Bharadwaj, Manudeep Bhuller, Katrine V. Løken & Mirjam Wentzel on this paper: We use information on all center and excessive school-aged kids who survived a mass capturing incident on July 22, 2011 in Utøya, Norway, to grasp how such occasions have an effect on […]

All Apologies for Democracy

Prof Harold James on this Proj Syndicate piece: Current errors by elected governments underscore the distinctive difficulties that democracies face when coping with an issue as giant and complicated as a pandemic. Nonetheless, the COVID-19 disaster has provided clear classes, validating two traditional solutions to […]