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Thursday linkage: Economics edition


Mark Thirlwell

9 July 2009 13:35

  • On the FT’s Economists’ Forum, Richard Caballero discusses economic witch-hunting and argues that both global imbalances and leverage have been made scapegoats for the GFC.
  • Via Bill Easterly’s blog, the Boston Review has a forum on Development in Dangerous Places, with an article from Paul Collier and responses from Easterly, Nancy Birdsall and others.
  • Spiegel Online gives Bank of International Settlements' former Chief Economist William White another opportunity to say ‘I told you so’ about the GFC. The 79th annual report from the BIS is available here.
  • In an interesting summary of their work, Daron Acemoglu and others use an historical example to examine whether externally imposed reforms can be successful, and draw some lessons about the relative efficiency of French versus British institutions.
  • Matt Taibbi’s piece on Goldman Sachs for Rolling Stone – he described Goldman as a ‘great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity’ – has generated a fair bit of attention
  • Meanwhile, Michael Lewis’s essay on AIG’s Financial Products Unit for Vanity Fair now seems to be out from behind the paywall. Also in Vanity Fair, see Stiglitz on the impact of the GFC on the role of markets in developing countries.
  • David Warsh has a column on Mark Thoma and his excellent Economist’s View blog.