The MBA Finance guys that I spoke to today had a number of questions on the economy and I told them about reading up on CRISIL’s reports on the economy.
The CRISIL’s report, The State of the Nation is an interesting research.
CRISIL’s take on currency, inflation, agriculture, exports, forex, CAD, etc is a recommended read.
A few days back, Pattu shared my DIY Planner on Facebook with the comment :
Want to make your own financial plan? Use the elegant online tool designed by Ranjan Varma
I realized that I have never shared that planner tool on my blog! Today, on Gudi Padwa/Ugadi/Hindu New Year day, I request you to try out the planner.
After you take out the planner on a spin, let me know your questions, feedback and suggestions.
In the workshops, addressed to students of IIT Patna, NIT Patna, NIT Jamshedpur, BIT Mesra, Ranchi, St Xaviers College Ranchi, Jamshedpur Womens College, etc, the following slides were used to tell some stories about finance. The idea was not to throw the financial jargons on students and help them understand the basic concepts through stories.
In most places, the time constraint led to cutting short the slides. Many students wanted the presentation and I mailed it to people who asked by email.
Marginal Revolution University (MRUniversity) is an awesome resource on online education led by professors Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok of Marginal Revolution fame.
They have a dedicated page on India. The first course offered is Development Economics.
“The ability to understand the fundamentals of development economics and the reasons why some countries are rich while others are poor is critical to students the world over. MRUniversity.com provides this course for free and invites students around the world to not just learn but also to teach and share their knowledge.”— Alex Tabarrok, co-creator of MRUniversity
“We think education should be better, cheaper, and easier to access, so we decided to take matters into our own hands and create a new online education platform toward those ends.”— Tyler Cowen, co-creator of MRUniversity
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Do register with MRUniversity, it’s worth your time.