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  • Why do some societies make disastrous decisions? by J.M. Diamond

    18 februarie 2012 • Articles

    Paper of the Week 8 Why do some societies make disastrous decisions? by J.M. Diamond as featured on edge.org/3rd_culture can be retrieved from here. “The author provides arguments for the classical telling that the societies that are ignoring the past are prone to make disastrous decisions for a several reasons: failure to anticipate a problem, failure to perceive it once […]

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    Chilean Growth Through East Asian Eyes by H. Kharas et al.

    12 februarie 2012 • Articles

    Paper of Week 7 <<The Chilean economy fared well in the recent crises. Aware that is not enough to be on the right track to be run over in a competitive world, “Chilean Growth Through East Asian Eyes”  tries to look at ideas to lift the growth potential of the economy. The comparison between the Chilean set up and the East […]

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    The Gravity Equation in International Trade: An Explanation by T. Chaney

    03 februarie 2012 • Articles

    Paper of the Week 6 <<“The Gravity Equation in International Trade: An Explanation” by T. Chaney offers an interesting explanation based on networks theory for an empirical finding in international trade. More considerations on the networks theory applied to international trade on the paper “The Network Structure of International Trade” by the same author. The gravity equation in international trade […]

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    Restoring Fun to the Game Theory, by Avinash Dixit

    28 ianuarie 2012 • Articles

    Paper of the Week 5 Restoring Fun to the Game Theory, by Avinash Dixit can be found here. The game theory is one of the most intellectually appealing and challenging branches of economic studies. There is a legion of manifold real life applications. The apprentices in economic studies will enjoy the paper of the week and realize while reading that […]

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    The Global Competitiveness Report 2011-2012 issued by the World Economic Forum

    22 ianuarie 2012 • Articles

    Paper of the Week 4 The Paper of the Week is The Global Competitiveness Report 2011-2012 issued by the World Economic Forum.  Romania’s case is tackled with respect to competitivity but not yet from a competitive sustainability point of view. Romania ranks 77 (out of 142) in the 2011-2012 time bracket in Global Competiveness Index gliding lower from 67  (out […]

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    Untangling Skill and Luck

    15 ianuarie 2012 • Articles

    Paper of the Week 3 Untangling Skill and Luck How to Think About Outcomes—Past, Present, and Future, By M.J. Mauboussin can be found here. “The skill versus luck debate is one of the key topics in the colloquial discussions. The recommended article is a nice review of several angles from which to tackle the split. Moreover it tries to link […]

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    The Surprise Examination Paradox and the Second Incompleteness Theorem by S. Kritchman and R. Raz

    10 ianuarie 2012 • Articles

    Paper of Week 2 The Surprise Examination Paradox and the Second Incompleteness Theorem by S. Kritchman and R. Raz can be found here. <<The Paper of the Week serves as an extension of the topics covered by the current Book of the week. Ruminating over the choice for this category I struggled not to make an exception and to suggest […]

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    Reversing the Null: Regulation, Deregulation, and the Power of Ideas , by D. Moss

    06 ianuarie 2012 • Articles

    Paper of the Week 1 Reversing the Null: Regulation, Deregulation, and the Power of Ideas , by D. Moss can be found here. “According to John Stuart Mill, in order to be confident on the validity of an idea one needs to be fluent in the arguments of his opinion adversary as well as in his own. Given that the […]

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