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Mar
16

World of EconoBlogs

It’s Friday – so it’s time for a new portion of interesting links from around the world of EconoBlogs. 1.  Our already regular contributor Michael Fuenfzig informs us that TEDx talks at Tbilisi State University are now available on Youtube. Interesting and important news for anyone who knows what TED is. And if you don’t – a good opportunity to start. 2.  Brad DeLong has an interesting post on how far the US Treasury borrowing could go, before it actually becomes harmful for the economy. The answer, conditional on the present economic conditio...
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Guest — Zak
Oh, Giorgi, we have a major misunderstanding, I see Let me concentrate on posts 4 and 5 only.My view is in fact pretty close to th... Read More
Sunday, 18 March 2012 11:11 PM
Guest — Zak
Oh, Giorgi, we have a major misunderstanding, I see Let me concentrate on posts 4 and 5 only.My view is in fact pretty close to t... Read More
Monday, 19 March 2012 2:02 PM
Guest — Giorgi
I just fail to see, how "right" microfoundations would work? They inevitably would involve some level of aggregation and optimizin... Read More
Wednesday, 21 March 2012 9:09 AM
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Mar
09

World of EconoBlogs

It’s been around a week since the first weekly brief was posted on the ISET blog and it’s time for some new links. 1. Courtesy of Michael Fuenfzig we have a quite interesting info on the new initiative of the Georgian government in relation to the Georgian diaspora and some diverse opinions on whether it will or will not work. 2. For all of you who love football (real one, not the egghand) – The Economist Free Exchange blog explains the economic reason behind the Spanish domination of recent years. And we thought it was down to just little Leo Mess...
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Guest — Zak
I'll take the first half of the posts here 1. Just like Mr. Tsereteli I am also skeptical that the initiative would do anything to... Read More
Saturday, 10 March 2012 6:06 PM
Guest — Eric
I would actually welcome the renewed emphasis on engaging the diaspora. Two points. First, "permanent emigration" is really a thin... Read More
Sunday, 11 March 2012 12:12 PM
Guest — Giorgi
2. Zak, trust me, most of the newer generation of Barcelona fans really, really believe it's only Messi. And not only them. As for... Read More
Tuesday, 13 March 2012 11:11 AM
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Mar
02

World of EconoBlogs

This will be the first of weekly briefs - a summary of interesting posts on different economic blogs. Readers are welcome to suggest their favorite economic blogs or send links to interesting posts they have recently read. 1. Art of economic complexity  by Tim Harford on his excellent blog (a highlight) and also on NY Times shows us the new way of visualizing the difference between national economies. 2. Lucy Kellaway at Financial Times calls to ban the Power Point (you might need to register for free in order to read the article) – the h...
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Guest — Zak
Great initiative! Keep it up.Skipped the second and the sixth pieces. The letter one was simply too lengthy.Liked (naturally) the ... Read More
Sunday, 04 March 2012 12:12 PM
Guest — Giorgi
Zak, I think you'll agree that 99% (if not more) of crises are always caused by an external trigger, which is outside of our contr... Read More
Monday, 05 March 2012 12:12 PM
Guest — Zak
Oh, Giorgi, I do not agree even a bit!I believe crises CAN be caused by external shocks, but they NEED NOT. Indeed most recent cri... Read More
Monday, 05 March 2012 2:02 PM
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