Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Soros on the New World Order and his Philosphy

The video and transcripts of his lectures at the CEU in Budapest on Oct 27, 2009 are available here

A couple of interesting articles from Project Syndicate

Students of my elective on "The Global Economy after the Crisis" might be well served by reading Project Syndicate columns available here

A couple of particularly interesting articles:

Dani Rodrik on capital controls and the IMF

Erik Berglof on whether transition is in crisis

Nouriel Roubini on the state of the US economy

Akerloff and Stiglitz on the need to be pragmatic about economic policy

There is many more, so keep reading!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Conference on "Return of History: From Consensus to Crisis"

The Warsaw-based think-tank CASE organized an interesting conference, with interesting contributions from a number of experts. Among the most interesting, Istvan Szekely talks about the crisis and the fiscal future of the EU.

Jeronim Zettelmeyer from the EBRD wonders whether the CEE growth model needs to be changed. It is based on the EBRD 2009 Transition Report, whose presentation is also available.

Susan Schadler talks about the factors that contributed to the crisis.

Anders Aslund talks about the lessons from the crisis.