About: The Blogger
- I finished my Masters in Finance a few years ago, now. My dissertation was on the Zimbabwean Hyperinflation: which included wordy sections such as “an overview of hyperinflation and fiscal policy literature” and “a historical economic account of the hyperinflation from inception to dollarisation, and a comparison of the Zimbabwean episode to other historical hyperinflations in order to identify stylised facts in economies susceptible to hyperinflation”. It was mostly successful.
- I’m an accountant by trade (specifically, one of the CA (SA) crowd).
- I’ve passed all 3 levels of the CFA exams – which involved enough first world financial instruments to make me realise that I prefer finance in the third world. It’s just more fun.
Publications: you can find that masters dissertation in the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, as a paper co-authored with my supervisor, Dr. T. Gstraunthaler. The paper can be viewed online here. Entertainingly, I didn’t know that Austrian Economics was a branch of economic thought until the paper got published – I just thought it was a geographical description. Also, one of the Rolling Alpha blog series has been compiled into a ebook (“The American Nightmare“), which you can buy on Amazon.com.
What I do: my day job involves fixing companies. The blog posts happen before everyone else gets to work.
Apart from that, I mostly like to read.
Please feel free to send any suggestions for blog posts. Either comment on one of the posts (I try to read every comment), or mail me at [email protected]