Two recent extensive commentaries on changing economy deserve our attention.
In December 2011, I had an opportunity to conduct a series of academic / public lectures on Urban Economics and Financial Economics at the Taganrog Management and Economics Institute in Taganrog, Russia.
It was encouraging to meet all faculty, students, and staff who attended the lectures and contributed immensely with their point sharp questions. Happy New Year!
UPDATE: Jan 26, 2012 – a pleasant surprise from the NasheVremya newspaper in Rostov-Don, Russia – a brief coverage of the December lectures. Available here.