The author has been described by News Ltd as an "iconoclast", "Svengali", a pollie's "economist muse", and "pungently accurate". Fairfax says he is a "Renaissance man" and "one of Australia’s most respected analysts." Stephen Koukoulas concludes that he is "85% right", and "would make a great Opposition leader." Terry McCrann claims the author thinks "‘nuance’ is a trendy village in the south of France", but can be "scintillating" when he thinks "clearly". The ACTU reckons he’s "an enigma wrapped in a Bloomberg terminal, wrapped in some apparently well-honed abs."

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Nine working papers on "China and East Asia in the Global Economy"

Released by the RBA last week. I have had a quick look at them all and recommend: (1) Provincial Business Cycles and Fiscal Policy in China by James Laurenceson, University of Queensland; (2) Sources of Chinese Demand for Resource Commodities by Ivan Roberts, Reserve Bank of Australia; and (3) Asian Business Cycle Synchronisation, Dong He, Hong Kong Monetary Authority.