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Budget Deficit and Interest Rate

Recently I came across a problem which questioned how a country can increase budget deficit (through Gov. Spending) without increasing the interest rate. It asked its readers to solve it using IS-LM model and figure out two ways of achieving it. Surely a pertinent question in today’s scenario when central banks have pumped in lot of…

Added by Bhasker Siddharth on May 10, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Re-Inventing Capitalism from the neighborhood to the Macro Level

Main Street Micro- EquityShare Incentives Systems (MSEIS) Corporations- inventing our way forward…


Added by Anthony Manzo on March 12, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

India: Tackling recent surge in inflation

We are witnessing a surge in inflation (in India) and this time the soaring numbers are reflecting the CPI. It would be interesting to see how the government tackles the situation.

The inflation figures are soaring due to rise in prices of food items, primarily potato (136%), pulses (40%), onion (15.4%) and wheat (14%). Supply side constraint has been sighted as the primary reason behind this recent surge. It’s true keeping in mind the draughts and floods that we have faced this year. To… Continue

Added by Bhasker Siddharth on December 20, 2009 at 1:55am — 1 Comment

Challenges in front of Infrastructure Projects in India

India infrastructure: big ambitions, big potential, big money, little happening. This is what I feel, sums up, what's happening in the Indian infrastructure sector. Government's extended enthusiasm about the sector hasn't been able to get the big infrastructure projects moving. There are lot of PPP projects coming up but what's going wrong? Many Infrastructure and Power shares are seeing constant ups and downs in the market. What is keeping the big money away? Surely the private investor is… Continue

Added by Bhasker Siddharth on November 16, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Role of Fiscal and Monetary policy: American context (Part 1)

I started off with the aim of exploring recessionary economics. I wanted to find out the different ways in which a recession is triggered and steps which can lead a nation out of it. But as I spent more time on it, the length and complexity of the scenarios to be considered kept increasing. I wanted to present a simple model which can explain different kinds of recession and give a clear picture of the phenomena which everybody can understand. But as I said earlier it’s now taking too much… Continue

Added by Bhasker Siddharth on September 22, 2009 at 2:47pm — No Comments

Role of Fiscal and Monetary policy: American context (Part 2)

Welcome to part 2. (Click here to read the first part) I will begin this part with the modern panacea for recession. Loosen monetary policy, let your currency depreciate boost your export and plough back out of recession.

This looks efficient as well as effective in most cases. Although the sanity of increasing liquidity in the market was not suggested to the Asian tigers or the Argentinean government during the crisis, still it is now a well established fact to do so in order to… Continue

Added by Bhasker Siddharth on September 22, 2009 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

a. Assume that the market price is established by the following equations: Supply Curve: P = 10 - 2Q + 0.15Q2 Demand Curve: P = 14.6 - 0.8Q Where P is price and Q is Quantity of output of a particul…

a. Assume that the market price is established by the following equations:

Supply Curve: P = 10 - 2Q + 0.15Q2

Demand Curve: P = 14.6 - 0.8Q

Where P is price and Q is Quantity of output of a particular commodity.

Assume also that a particular firm is operating under perfect competition and that its cost and revenue functions are:

TC = 10Q – Q2 + 0.05Q3


Where TC is total cost, TR is total revenue and P is price.

i. Find the… Continue

Added by mimie on September 9, 2009 at 4:26am — No Comments

Stocks, Gold or Treasuries?

Hey frns... I see this question popping up quite a bit more frequently now as compared to couple of months back. Perhpas the liquidity boost given by central banks have started to reach the pockets of individuals.

Well I believe that the excess liquidity in the market will surely ensure low returns from treasuries.

How about gold and stocks... excess liquidty can chase either of the two...

Below is my take on the situation...

We are still not out of… Continue

Added by Bhasker Siddharth on September 6, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments


In the first year after I retired from FT work, July 1999 to July 2000, Google officially became the world's largest search engine. With its introduction of a billion-page index by June 2000 much of the internet's content became available in a searchable format at one search engine. In the next several years, 2000-2005, as I was retiring from PT work as well as casual and most volunteer activity that had occupied me for decades, Google entered into a series of partnerships and made a series of… Continue

Added by RonPrice on August 25, 2009 at 12:59pm — No Comments

American recession fuelling domestic inflation?

American economy is influencing the world economy as never before and particularly the Asian developing nations which are increasingly becoming dependent on GDP growth fuelled by $ based trading. The present American recession pushed the US interest rate down to almost zero. However, the crisis didn't require similar cut back in interest rates for other economies. Though we saw strong measures to increase liquidity in developing nations. Why were the interest rates cut down so much and… Continue

Added by Bhasker Siddharth on August 24, 2009 at 10:58am — No Comments

What to blame for the present economic crisis?

It's an interesting question, specially because everybdy wants an answer and has an answer as well to this query. I would not put the blame on Financial innovation or American politics or Greed or Real estate crisis, etc etc... What we receive is often a result of what we choose, and we have chosen to follow a "similar to" free market economy model. Not a wrong choice but surely it comes with an inherent characteristic named *swing* which is responsible for 'almost cyclical' booms and bursts in… Continue

Added by Bhasker Siddharth on August 24, 2009 at 10:52am — No Comments

National Seminar On Means and Strategies for Livelihood of the Subalterns

About the Seminar

After air and water, livelihood is the most important thing for the survival of a human being. The topic of the seminar “Means and Strategies for livelihood of the subalterns” is most relevant by its nature and significance to all the walks of life. Hence, it is a topic of interest for the scholars of different streams of knowledge like Sociology, Social Work, Economics, Political Science, Public Administration, Home science, Textile Design, Management, Commerce,… Continue

Added by Dr. H.M. Kothri on August 17, 2009 at 2:30am — No Comments

Description #1 of My Blog

My literary activity on the world-wide-web is a personal and quite industrious enterprize. When I can find the time, I am engaged in creating across this global internet a tapestry or a jig-saw puzzle of poetry and prose. At this site, readers will find one of my many journals, diaries or blogs. These various terms are used by various internet sites for a series of posts by one writer/author. The series of posts at this site is one of the many parts of this tapestry of prose and poetry I refer… Continue

Added by RonPrice on August 11, 2009 at 4:21am — No Comments

Who saw?

A paper made available to Steve Keen's colleagues in 2004. Real Estate, Banking & Business Cycles

Recently KPMG released its 1994 Financial Institutions Performance Survey with controversial commentary on how high volumes of loans for housing and property development can stifle lending to other sectors.

Now we compound our sins by arguing that major economic cycles are primarily caused by property cycles, a subject on which very little economic analysis has been… Continue

Added by Andrew Boughton on July 19, 2009 at 10:16pm — No Comments

Middle East and North African Region - Need Help

Hi everybody!

I am writing my Diploma-Thesis "Multilateral Economic Integration versus Regional Economic Integration? - The MENA -Region"

and I need some help concerning the empirical part of the thesis.

The first part of my work is dedicated to theoretical questions like "What is economic integration?", "What forms or levels of integration do exist?", "What are the causes and effects of economic integration?" and so on...

In the empirical part I want to analyse… Continue

Added by Peter Pan on July 14, 2009 at 12:08pm — 1 Comment


Hello Everybody I am a new member here a Student of economics 200L can anyone help me out about how to build a perfect career in economics and also recommend some text books for me.

Basically I have problem in understanding economics mathematics can anyone also help me out on this

Thank u

Kudos Babington

Added by kudos Babington on July 2, 2009 at 5:11pm — 3 Comments

any thoughts on the efficient-market hypothesis?

I've been subscribing to the Financial Times the past couple of years because its a refuge from all the typical noise that typifies tabloids (for example when I get my FT delivered tomorrow morning I'm pretty sure it won't have a picture or headline of farrah fawcett or michael jackson).

Anyway one thing that caught my eye in the FT the other day was an article about the death so to speak, of the efficient-market hypothesis (EMH). Personally I never did believe in EMH, because I… Continue

Added by ben balanag on June 26, 2009 at 6:07am — 1 Comment

Flexicurity and European Unemployment

Interesting article about the use of "flexicurity" in European governments :

Added by Jim Tressor on June 24, 2009 at 5:07pm — No Comments

Invitation to join the Green Economist Directory

Never has there been a greater need for innovative thinking about economics and the environment. Economics for Equity and the Environment Network (E3) is looking to engage more economists who subscribe to a vision of an engaged, practical economics, in which an understanding of social equity and environmental protection cannot be separated.

The goal of E3 Network is to develop new applied arguments for environmental protection and to involve our economists more actively in public… Continue

Added by Sonya Hetrick on June 10, 2009 at 4:18pm — No Comments

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