Posts Tagged ‘Amartya Sen’

  • The Impact of Natural Disasters Relates to Economic Vulnerability

    The Economics of Natural Disasters

    Oct 31, 12 • 184 Views • Developing Economies, Economic History, Economic Thinkers, Environment, Government, Households, Macroeconomic Measurement, Thinking Economically, UncategorizedNo Comments

    With Hurricane Sandy having just blown through my NJ neighborhood, our streets are covered with wires, leaves, branches and several huge trees. During the storm, Consolidated Edison darkened large swaths of NYC and the New York Stock Exchange suspended...

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    Son Preference

    Jul 30, 10 • 126 Views • Demand, Supply, and Markets, Developing Economies, Economic Thinkers, International Trade and FinanceNo Comments

    If there are 122 men for every 100 women, how do you find a wife? According to a Columbia University professor, in China, you save. Economists have been asking why Chinese households save so much–30% as compared to a current 6% rate in the U.S. One...