Monthly Archives: March 2009

Top ten reasons to study graduate economics at Minnesota

These days heated debates about our economy among economists have become our new daily ritual. Followed then by a much smaller scaled debate as whether these economists really know what they are talking about. When a particularly angry economist attacked another group of … Continue reading

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Keep the blaming game going

Ten years ago, the doctoral students at the Department of Economics, University of Minnesota made a popular T-shirt print, titled “Top Ten Reasons to Study Graduate Economics at Minnesota“. One reason on the list: “Do not blame me; I am just the … Continue reading

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Spring in China

The weather today is much better than yesterday: Brighter and warmer. It could also be the fact that I had a long but stimulating day. The seminar went well. In fact, a couple of people walked to me and told … Continue reading

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First day of spring

Finally, the spring has arrived. I am so sick of endless snow, rain and wind. Google just did another doodle for the spring of 2009, designed by artist Eric Carle.

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From train station to Zurich airport: Step by step

This morning is the last day of my stay at Zurich. Instead of taxi, I took the train to the airport. The Swiss keeps insanely accurate schedule with their trains. Virtually every 10 minutes there is a train heading from … Continue reading

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A random walk along Zurich river

When my colleague and I arrived in Zurich, my hotel room is not ready yet. So we stored our luggage and headed directly for lunch, at his favorite Kantorei Restaurant. The restaurant hides among buildings in a narrow valley of the … Continue reading

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My hotel in Zurich

Hotel Adler has a very high rating at the TripAdvisor.com. And it is indeed lovely. The location is superb. A 5-minute walk from the main train station, and the hotel itself hides in the narrow alleys of the old town. Each … Continue reading

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