Thursday, August 7, 2008

Links of Interest

Rajasthan gets India's first millennium village 

Amarpura in Churu district of Rajasthan has been declared as India’s first millennium village...“The millennium villages are a way of meeting the millennium development goals,” economist Jeffrey Sachs, director The Earth Institute, said. Sachs will work with the Gita Mittal foundation in Amarpura. The foundation, the trustees of which include steel baron ML Mittal and his sons Lakshmi Narain, Pramod and Vinod, has made a commitment to contribute whatever is required in the area, part of Rajgarh tehsil, which is also their ancestral home.

Sachs & Warner (1995), again

Why was economics so late in starting?

Amartya Sen bats for industrialisation

After Doha, What's Next? Q&A with CGD's Randall Soderquist

Capitalism and Keynes: From the Treatise on Probability to The General Theory (by Edmund Phelps)...also related Keynes and the current financial crisis

Friedman's Nobel Lecture reconsidered

Recognizing farmer's knowledge in development initiatives: The legacy: Beyond nukes (by Arvind Subramanian)

On the Significance of Geneva

Indigenous bee-keeping in Alaba Special woreda, Southern Ethiopia

(This paper argues that recognizing and documenting indigenous bee-keeping practice in the woreda is a pre-requisite to sustain honey production and strengthen existing development efforts aimed at improving the living standard of low income farmers...the authors argue that early introduction of modern apiculture in the study area has not taken in to account the role and significance of indigenous knowledge in development process.)