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Archive for April 2008
April 30, 2008

Overcoming Start-Up Doubts in India

On February 1st I moved to Hyderabad, India to officially start GreenMango’s operations. That first day, a lot went wrong.

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April 29, 2008

Financing Business in Tajikistan

In March, Lukas Bauer ’09 and I worked with the First MicroFinanceBank of Tajikistan to assess the viability of providing commercial loans to small and medium enterprises.

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April 28, 2008

When Life Hands You Lemons, Create a Classroom Market Experiment

During a classroom simulation, students were able to witness the failure of a market due to asymmetric information between sellers and buyers.

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April 25, 2008

Economics for Everyone

For better or worse, to grab people’s attention, you need more than interesting economics — it helps to have some drug smugglers, mafia characters, warlords or Sex and the City thrown in.

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April 23, 2008

The Five Most Important Things About Growth in India

The reason India and China went from being peripheral players in the world market in 1980 to the powerful forces they are today didn’t have to do with changes in the global market. It had to do with local changes.

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April 22, 2008

What's in a Face? Could Be Votes

The answer to the question of who will win the election may lie partly in whether voters are looking for honesty or competence. And one clue to how candidates are perceived is the shape of their face.

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April 22, 2008

The Costs of Climate Change

Should the U.S. join the Kyoto Protocol, or at least play a positive role in the search for a successor? Or is this too costly, or otherwise “fatally flawed,” as our president has suggested?

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April 21, 2008

What is Fair? Depends on Your Professor

It’s a sobering message for teachers such as myself: students learn much more than the facts from us.

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April 18, 2008

Risk Management: Who's Listening?

After conducting a survey of very large corporations around the world, I discovered that a standard of best practices for employing risk management within a governance structure does not yet exist.

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