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Airport musings on India, Danish efficiency and Larry Summers

Airport musings on India, Danish efficiency and Larry Summers

I am writing this while I am sitting in London's Heathrow Airport (Terminal 5) after having spent a couple of days in London.

Paul Krugman and 'reality TV economics'

Paul Krugman and 'reality TV economics'

I have been thinking a lot about whether to write this blog post or not because by doing so I will get involved in what I am trying to criticize - the emergence of what we could term 'reality TV economics'.

Mark Carney's tiny step in the right direction

Mark Carney's tiny step in the right direction

I have an oped in UK's City AM on Bank of England's new forward guidance regime. Yes, I am disappointed...

Mark Carney please listen to "Reform"

Mark Carney please listen to "Reform"

The UK think tank Reform has good advice for Bank of England governor Mark Carney. This is from Reform's latest publication "Kick-starting growth" (I stole it from it from Britmouse):

Did Bennett McCallum run the SNB for the last 20 years?

Did Bennett McCallum run the SNB for the last 20 years?

Which central bank has conducted monetary policy in the best way in the last five years? Among "major" central banks the answer in my view clearly would have to be the SNB - the Swiss central bank.

Mr. Kuroda's vacation plans

Mr. Kuroda's vacation plans

This is from the Wall Street Journal blog Japan Real Time:

Firefighter Arsonists - the myth of the central bankers as 'good' crisis managers

Firefighter Arsonists - the myth of the central bankers as 'good' crisis managers

The recent debate about who should be the new Federal Reserve governor has made me think about the general misperception that a good central bank governor is a good "crisis manager".

My CNBC interview on why Chuck Norris should be the next Fed chairman

My CNBC interview on why Chuck Norris should be the next Fed chairman

This is me on CNBC being interviewed by Kelly Evans about why I think Chuck Norris should be the next Fed chairman. Enjoy.

Forget about Yellen or Summers - it should be Chuck Norris or Bob Hetzel

Forget about Yellen or Summers - it should be Chuck Norris or Bob Hetzel

I think Janet Yellen would be a pretty bad choice for new Fed chairman, but she is much preferable to Larry Summers. 

A simple proposal to improve fed forecasting and policy making

A simple proposal to improve fed forecasting and policy making

The Wall Street Journal has undertaken a very interesting task - the newspaper has evaluated the forecasting skills of different FOMC members.

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