Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Towards trade policy analysis 2.0 | VOX, CEPR’s Policy Portal

When trade is more inter-dependent on intermediate inputs from several source countries, and they have to go through on back and forth basis, then standard approach can not be a good measure.

Towards trade policy analysis 2.0 | VOX, CEPR’s Policy Portal

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Migration, Remittances and Development issues are now a days a hot topic in policy makers as well as tea stall. To analyse the causes of migration, most literature focused on two main division "Push and Pull" factors. Among push factors little concern is given on political instability and insecurity in homeland. These days its found that more than 60 percent case filed in all courts in Bangladesh, are land dispute or related to land rent. And these problem turns into frequent murder. Though no serious research is done one this area, may be due to data unavailability or some lack of authentic information source. However, I think this is the prime time to work on that.

Professor Abdul Bayes confronted some idea in his new article http://www.thefinancialexpress-bd.com/more.php?news_id=155278&date=2011-11-10

Friday, November 4, 2011

Educated Female (Mothers) means smaller families (lower fertility), do you think so?

It is widely believed that with the increase of education level, women have less interest in taking more children. However, Moshe Hazan, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Hosny Zoabi, Tel Aviv University found something interesting in the work DO HIGHLY EDUCATED WOMEN CHOOSE SMALLER FAMILIES, that is for the advanced level of education shows higher TFR than some college degree. And they explained it as "highly educated women substitute a significant part of their own time for market services to raise children and run their households, which enables them to have more children and work longer hours."

Age specific fertility rate shows that TFR is highest for the high school dropout females and age group 20-24.

They conclude from this analysis that the total fertility rate is lowest among women with some college training, increases for women holding a college degree only and rising further for women with advanced degrees.

Here you can find the over time figure for those classification. 

Now, what do you think for Bangladesh? Are we following same as USA or not?

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Why do we use internet? Yes, of course, to share information, to communicate with relatives and friends, to expose ourselves and our works. How much it contributing to the GDP growth for individual country or country groups? James Manyika and Charles Roxburg of Mckinsey Global Institute answered some of the questions in the article “The Impact of Internet use on Economic Growth and Prosperity”. According to them 21 percent of economic growth in mature economies is accounted due to internet use over last five years.

 This study also reviled that if we consider internet as a sector like others (agriculture, manufacture or real estate), then the contribution of internet will offset the contribution of agriculture, mining or utilities.

Let see who's contribution is more in this sector


Who are more corrupt?

According to the Bribe payer index, 2011 among top 28 economies Netherlands stood first, whereas, corruption perception index, 2010 showed that Denmark stood first and Netherlands stood seventh. Is that mean Denmark is taking more bribe than before or just methodological issues!!!! 

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Measures of Happiness

New measures of progress are needed because the old ones are failing to promote well-being: happiness has not risen for decades in rich countries like America and Germany. Richer people may as a rule be happier than poorer people, but despite generally rising living standards all are trapped on a "hedonic treadmill" as they compare how well-off they are with others who may be faring better. And in any case the quality of personal relationships and of physical and mental health matter more than income.

On this issue there is an ongoing debate on Economist magazine titles as "This house believes that new measures of economic and social progress are needed for the 21st-century economy."

follow it in http://www.economist.com/debate/days/view/698