Thursday, June 13, 2002

Nouriel Roubini's Global Macroeconomic and Financial Policy Site is one of the best portals for economic info. I've seen.

Thursday, June 06, 2002

Mr. David Warsh of Economic Principals:
In the case of the Blogosphere, the qualities that are evaluated are the elusive constellation of traits that, taken together, add up to good journalism. And when a new blog comes up -- one of my favorites is a quantitative survey of partisanship among op-ed columnists called Lying in Ponds -- it rises or fall on the strength of the links (the citations) it is able to attract from others. The Alphonse-Gaston effects here can be quite intricate -- just the sort of thing that economists are good at figuring out.

Wednesday, June 05, 2002

If, for some reason, you have an urge to study the asset allocation of the U.S. insurance industry (or some sub-sector thereof) you can "roll-your-own" graphical analysis on this site. Cool forward-looking things businesses can do on the web...

Friday, May 17, 2002

I too, take issue with Krugman's assumption that having a private body fulfill a role previously filled by the government is a bad thing.
Ever heard someone complain that the problem with development aid is that it doesn't stay in the developing country? But of course it doesn't; it flows back out, and knowledge, skilled advice, and capital goods come back in its place. I explain why this argument is so silly.

Thursday, May 16, 2002

Capital flows and the Great Depression -- and why you should be worried about the same thing happening today.

Monday, May 13, 2002

Are unwanted deep linkers communists? You decide. See My Tech Central Station article Deep Links? No Way and Arnold Kling's article.

Saturday, May 11, 2002

Maureen Culhane's report on global aging is now available on-line. A must read for retirement system discussions, not to mention the best economic reason for the UK to stay out of the EU.

I have also recently downloaded a study from the NBER on savings habits. Early reading suggests that income has no effect on propensity to save. Distribution of savings is as dramatic in the bottom income decile as the top. Wow.
KrugmanWatch is up at Live from the WTC. Complete with long rant about the power market.