Saturday, May 07, 2011

Choosing your fantasy economic development team

There be "fantasy development" leagues, where you draft countries and then compete based on some weighted scale of growth, infant mortality, FDI, life expectancy, and so on.

If there WERE such a thing, then AK Sen's article would be very helpful for players.

And I think it's pretty interesting anyway: Who do you want on your fantasy development team, China, or India?

Sen seems to say China, but then he goes and tries to draft Bangladesh.

If China is now the right answer, it wasn't always. 'Cause Rap Master Mao was batshit crazy. Read about the mangoes.

1 comment:

Simon Spero said...

What sort of timescale are we talking here? The Northern part of Korea might pay off as a sleeper pick, if the regime collapses softly, and the South Korean government reads German.

Is there a market in this?