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Apr
27

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Another Friday – another post full of interesting links for our readers! 1.  A good tradition is to start with links from Michael Fuenfzig – today we have two of them. First, a well-known North Korea specialist Andrei Lankov talks on the evolution of the personal income in DPRK. 2.  And second, NY Times reports a new problem in Zimbabwe – no pocket change. 3.  Interesting fact from Mark Perry for those who think that American manufacture is in decline. Impressive, though not very flattering for Russia and Canada. 4.  From him again...
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Apr
20

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Another Friday – another post full of interesting links for our readers! 1.  Our own Michael Fuenfzig suggests visiting Investor.ge, not least for these two contributions from our ISET colleagues – Monica Ellena and Michael himself. 2.  Ever wonder who has the most natural resources in the world? Here’s the answer. Not quite surprising, is it? 3.  If you live in a poor country, let it at least be sunny – that’s what this story about solar energy teaches us. Oh, if Georgian readers are interested in how much an average resident of Manhatt...
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1. Actually, I was just quoted in this article. And not even accurately. There is also this article (http://investor.ge/article.ph... Read More
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8. OK, let me not let the author down and comment on this Before I go into the juice of the comment, I want to point out the extre... Read More
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Apr
14

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It’s Good Friday (well, chronologically second, orthodox installment of it anyway) and more econolinks are on the way. 1.  Let’s start with Nick Rowe aka Worthwhile Canadian Initiative, teaching inflation targeting with ISLM. I must say I really like his style. 2.  A couple of links from Michael Fuenfzieg: a. First the Atlantic Cities declare Tbilisi to be the next big foodie city. Anyone who has eaten here can certainly attest to that. And I certainly agree that Tekuna Gachechiladze is the one to watch, her Georgian Fusion (Mandari) restauran...
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I should print my course syllabi with this chocolate printer...
Friday, 13 April 2012 10:10 AM
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Everything else too - no need for a paper shredder
Friday, 13 April 2012 11:11 AM
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Apr
06

World of EconoBlogs

We should rename Friday to Econlinksday – at least on the ISET blog. So here are the links:  1.  Nick Rowe, aka Worthwhile Canadian Initiative continues offering some unorthodox views. This time it’s inflation targeting vs. gold standard. 2.  The Economist’s Free Exchange blog discusses whether the ECB’s response to crisis has been adequate. 3.  The American Interest describes a(n almost) paradise that is export-oriented America. 4.  GOOD walks us through the recent economic developments in the US (use left-right arrows to nav...
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7. I am wondering what explains the changes in Germany, France etc. - suburbanization maybe? Or just a bad calibration of the imag... Read More
Saturday, 07 April 2012 12:12 PM
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I enjoyed reading article about pizza wars; nice result (until now) for consumers
Saturday, 07 April 2012 2:02 PM
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For number 7 - notice how lights become dimmer in the Ukrainian heartland by 2010. Sad...
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Mar
30

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Another Friday – and more interesting links from your EJ[1] Giorgi. 1.  David Glasner along with Paul Krugman discusses, whether Milton Friedman was really a closet Keynesian. What a pity Freud didn’t live to see this discussion. 2.  Interesting link from Michael Fuenfzig – would Georgians really save more if the Georgian language didn’t have an explicit future tense? I doubt that – we already live as if there is no tomorrow! 3.  Mark Perry shows once again that markets can be in everything – this time he discovers professional line-stan...
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Mar
23

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End of the week –and a fresh serving of interesting links from economist bloggers and blogging economists. 1.  Joe Weisenthal from the Business Insider tells us how Ben Bernanke murdered the gold standard – and good riddance too! 2.  Nice infographics from Turbotax on the history of taxes in the US. 3.  Econbrowser discusses the prospects of the Eurozone crisis. 4.  Michael Sandel talks about market thinking from an unusual point of view. Quite illuminating, in a way. 5.  The Free Exchange blog explains (or tries to explain) ...
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