Assorted links

by on August 31, 2013 at 2:02 pm in Uncategorized | Permalink

1. “…he has been corresponding with himself for the last 26 days as an officer wearing different hats.” (India).

2. Economics as taught through the contributions of its Nobel Laureates.

3. Short FT profile of Raghuram Rajan.

4. What is the economy of Gibraltar based upon, and why is it growing at 7.8%?

dearieme August 31, 2013 at 3:53 pm

That really should be Counterfeit-Nobel Laureates.

cfh August 31, 2013 at 5:19 pm

Don’t you mean Fiat Nobel Laureates?

AADL August 31, 2013 at 4:51 pm

The second link says click here to download your attachment. I don’t want to click the link.

Jonathan August 31, 2013 at 6:18 pm

No one is making you.

John B. Chilton August 31, 2013 at 6:30 pm
John B. Chilton August 31, 2013 at 6:32 pm
Salem August 31, 2013 at 7:20 pm

“[In Spain], a tax haven is a place that has a VAT of less than 21 percent, a marginal rate of income tax of less than 56 percent and a tax on companies that is less than 30 percent of their profits,” says Paula Papp, an expert from International Financial Analysts.

Note that by this measure, it’s not Gibraltar that’s a tax haven – it’s the UK! No wonder Spain is screwed (and yes, I’m aware it’s not purely structural).

mike shupp August 31, 2013 at 8:28 pm

” … he has been corresponding with himself for the last 26 days as an officer wearing different hats,,,”

Braxton Bragg, as a young US Army officer in California in the early 1850′s, became famous for similar activities.

freethinker August 31, 2013 at 10:06 pm

About #2: I know economics teachers who have been teaching a course with pretty much the same content since 1993. so what is so unique about it?

Larry Siegel September 1, 2013 at 10:42 pm

They’re not counterfeit Nobelists. The Nobel Prize has been awarded to economists with a wide variety of views, some of which differ sharply from mine. I think all of them deserve their prizes, even Krugman (if the prize committee was to be taken seriously when they said the prize was for his New Economic Geography). There’s not a Yasser Arafat among them.

I thought of writing a book on finance, using the finance and finance-related Nobelists as the organizing principle, but Bob Hagin has already done that (http://www.amazon.com/Investment-Management-Portfolio-Diversification-Timing-Fact/dp/0471469203). The book isn’t particularly well written and I might try the idea anyway, but when I’m older and have more spare time.

Careless September 2, 2013 at 1:07 am

He’s calling them “counterfeit” because there is no real Nobel in economics. It’s the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel

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