Tuesday, 23 November 2010


too much of everything! First we had Alan Krueger yesterday, who just stepped down Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury for Economic Policy, giving the Inaugural Lecture that officially "opens" our academic year... He spoke on economic policy making - lessons from the US experience... and a good show it was!

Today we had Robin Burgess from the LSE speaking on "Weather and Death in India". Together with his coauthors, he finds that a single day of more than 36 degrees in India raises the annual death rate by about 1%, which is a huge effect... and may bode ill if all the predictions about rising global temperature are right.

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