Monthly Archives: March 2009
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
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
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
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.
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
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