Author Archives: Ranil Dissanayake

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Hi all, It’s all change heading into this long weekend. As we emerge on the other end of it, DFID will no longer exist, being replaced by the new Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office. I’ve vented my feelings about that … Continue reading

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Hi all, I’ve just set up a little office in our new flat, in a concession to the new balance between home and office working the lucky among us are facing. Previously, my wife and I were engaged in a … Continue reading

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Hi all, I’d say that I sit here in the kitchen sink, but it’s more accurate to say that I’ve no idea where the kitchen sink is; I’m surrounded by boxes of books, (so, so many books), multiple packs of … Continue reading

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Hi all, What do you do in weather like this? Today is a day for lying in the park, under a shady tree, with a good book (or links round-up) and a cold glass of something crisp and refreshing (pandemic … Continue reading

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Hi all, You’ll have to forgive the links for being so late today. I was going to send them earlier, but I was busy melting into a puddle of sweat and tea; we really do have to get a grip … Continue reading

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Hi all, If this week’s links have the tired air of a drunk trying to clean their apartment the day after a party, it’s for a reason (and no, it’s not because I’ve been tidying my apartment after a drunken … Continue reading

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Hi all, It is a week for rare occurrences. At the moment, it’s taking every ounce of self-restraint I have not to jump in the car and drive straight to the Peak District, where for only the second time ever … Continue reading

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Hi all, 2020 is an outlier of a year, the kind of year that will be discussed in seminars in 2154 as an economist presents the results of an Acemoglu and Robinson style regression (they will all still be using … Continue reading

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Last week I mentioned the incidental tariffs discussion in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (apparently, they chose to discuss the Smoot-Hawley act because “Smoot” sounds funny). This prompted a few people to send me other examples of economics in pop culture, … Continue reading

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Hi all, 2020 is so weird. Normally on a day as hot as this I’d be racing through the links like a drunk running for the urinal, so keen would I be to hit the park with a bottle of … Continue reading

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