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Weekend Reading: 28 Feb, 2009

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

The Hidden Flaws In China And India Schools: Jay Mathews in the Washington Post says that “India and China, despite their economic successes, have public education systems that are, in many ways, a sham.” India: Toward High-End Outsourcing: Vivek Wadhwa in Business Week claims that “companies on the Subcontinent (are taking) the outsourcing industry to [...]

Weekend Reading: 21 Feb, 2009

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

China threat to Indian IT: a piece in the FT talking about how China may well pose a threat to India’s outsourcing industry, esp given the incentives given by the Chinese government The blogs that barked: How the blogosphere outed the Stanford fraud (in the US and in the Caribbean) before the SEC or mainstream [...]

Weekend Reading: 8 Feb, 2009

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Vivek Wadhwa’s latest column in Business Week,which says we shouldn’t blame H1-B workers for job losses, invites a (predictable) barrage of comments. Here’s an earlier IEB post on Wadhwa’s research — Don’t Try Kicking Sand In America’s Face. On another note, Sunita Narain’s at it again — after colas, now it’s edible oils. (HT: Amit [...]

Yeh Kya Ho Rahaan Hai?

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

@**&#!! (!*!)!##! And, in addition, dazed and confused :-) Here is the full text of Satyam CEO Ramalinga Raju’s resignation letter Reactions/ comments?

A Japanese Model for Indian IT Companies

Monday, November 26th, 2007

…to counter the rising rupee. Professor Kaushik Basu of the Cornell University believes that the rise of the rupee against the dollar is inevitable in the mid-term. He also believes that the sudden collapse of the dollar is unlikely but there is not much that India can do to alter the current dynamics of exchange [...]

Big With Japan

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

This week’s issue of The Economist has a report on how (and why) Japanese investment into China is declining. But the appeal of China as a manufacturing hub and a huge new market is not universally shared among Japanese businesses. Some companies are moving operations to other countries instead, and others are keeping business back [...]

Don’t Blame The Export Of Tuitions

Sunday, July 22nd, 2007

This week’s Economist carries a letter from a certain Murali Reddy of Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey. SIR – So, Krishnan Ganesh, one of the proud products of India’s higher-education system, is busy developing tools to help improve the quality of primary education in America by outsourcing teaching over the internet (Face value, June 23rd). Meanwhile, [...]

Anything Unique About Indian MNCs?

Thursday, June 14th, 2007

Ravikiran Rao asks more questions than he answers in the June issue of Pragati – The Indian National Interest Review. Advocates for Indian family businesses claim that they can teach a thing or two to the rest of the world, both about family values and about running a business. But family values are not unique [...]

Alan Blinder on Off-shoring

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

Alan Blinder claims that “Free Trade’s Great, but Offshoring Rattles Me” in a Washintonpost.com article. He has dug up an old 2004 US election issue. He begins with I’m a free trader down to my toes. Always have been. Yet lately, I’m being treated as a heretic by many of my fellow economists. Why? Because [...]

Kyrgyzstan & Zimbabwe Offer Higher ICT Opportunities Than India: ITU

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

Wonk nirvana The 2007 ICT Opportunity Index, the ITU explains, “has benefited from the expertise of several international and research organizations, (and) is based on a carefully selected list of indicators and methodology. It is an important tool to track the digital divide by measuring the relative difference in ICT Opportunity levels among economies and [...]

On Corporate Political Resposibility

Wednesday, February 21st, 2007

Yes, the IT industry has to do more for India. But not what Amartya Sen says it should Amartya Sen made a JFK-esque speech asking the IT industry what it had done for India. His point was not that the IT industry isn’t doing anything for the economy at large—he concedes that it is—but that [...]

Anti-outsourcing Backlash – The Epitaph

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

Remember John Kerry’s Benedict Arnold speech, Lou Dobbs and his infamous rant on outsourcing and most of all, Scott Kirwin? Well, Don Boudreaux of Cafe Hayek informs us of Scott’s current whereabouts: Almost three years ago, Scott Kirwin was Wired’s pissed off programmer (“The New Face of the Silicon Age,” issue 12.02). Tossed from his [...]

Outsourcing One More Time Around

Friday, October 6th, 2006

Manmohan Singh is quoted today as suggesting that India *will* create 10 million new jobs in five years from the global outsourcing business: “New business and service relationships are being forged across continents in a manner unimaginable even a decade ago,” Singh told a seminar on trade in services in New Delhi today. “I do [...]

English Language And Karnataka

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

As a follow up to Edwards post titled “English language schools in Karnataka” yesterday, heres an update from the Indian Express. 15 of 30 current cabinet ministers in Karnataka send their children to, well, English medium schools. The point of contention behind closing the schools is apprently a rule dated 1994 that mandates that “children [...]

China, India And The Global Economy

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

Ajay Shah alerts us to a draft volume published by the World Bank (free download) titled Dancing with Giants: China, India and the global economy. Drawing upon the latest research, this volume analyzes the influences on the rapid future development of these two countries and examines how their growth is likely to impinge upon other [...]

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