Sunday links: perverse incentives

04Mar07

Ticker Sense on the rise in gasoline prices and the effect of the market drop on the S&P 500 P/E ratio.

Greg Newton at NakedShorts on the resiliency of the market’s infrastructure.

Craig Karmin in the Wall Street Journal takes a look at the state of the emerging markets in light of the past week.

Brett Arends at TheStreet.com on the effect of the market drop on closed-end fund discounts.

Eddy Elfenbein at Crossing Wall Street wonders why the media (uniformly) believes market sell-offs are “healthy.”

Jeff Miller at A Dash of Insight on the danger of reading media summaries of market moving events.

Alistair Barr and Jonathan Burton at Marketwatch.com probes the pool of candidates for Warren Buffett’s investment successor.

Felix Salmon wonders just how risky “equity bridges” truly are and why some CIOs are motivated by more than money.

Mark Hulbert in the New York Times on how the structure of hedge fund fees affects the optimal allocation to hedge funds.

All About Alpha with a column on the usefulness of even well-constructed hedge fund index clones.

Stephen Kotkin in the New York Times reviews a book that takes a peek at the world of hedge fund managers.

Worth Civils at the Energy Roundup on T. Boone Pickens’ most recent oil forecast.

Daniel Gross in the New York Times on the dismal performance of economic forecasters.

Mark Thoma at Economist’s View on the volatility of long-term inflation expectations.

Steven D. Levitt at the Freakonomics Blog on the perverse incentives of tenure.

Tim Harford at Slate.com on the correlation of good looks, intelligence and self confidence.

For retail businesses is Wi-Fi service the new air conditioning? (via New York Times)

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