Archive for the ‘In Brief’ Category

Addressing inequality in Singapore

Addressing inequality issue in Singapore and studying its implications for India.  The publication of Thomas Piketty’s 2014 book Capital in the Twenty First...

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Riding the rupee tiger

Have we tamed the animal that is the rupee-dollar exchange rate? The arrival of a new RBI governor seems to have clicked with the markets – stocks are up to near-all-time-highs,...

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Applying Behavioral insights in design of public policy SAUGATO DATTA and SENDHIL MULLAINATHAN have written a comprehensive review showing how behavioral research...

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In Parliament

In Parliament

Examining the Mines and Minerals Development and Regulations Bill, 2011 The CAG report on coal block allocations has again brought the issue of utilising natural...

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Pareto

Economics of Political Unwillingness Ajit Karnik of Mumbai University says most policies are inefficient because of political unwillingness. Political will is seen...

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Pareto

History of normal distribution and how its extensive usage made economics/finance abnormal ANDY HALDANE of the Bank of England keeps coming up with one terrific...

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In Parliament

In Parliament

Land Acquisition and Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, 2011 The Standing Committee on Rural Development has presented its report on the Land Acquisition and...

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Pareto

Will financial economics post crisis be more Keynesian in spirit? CARLO ZAPPIA (University of Siena) reflects on the history of financial economics and how it is...

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Pareto

Using accounting devices to hide fiscal deficits – a framework Timothy Irwin of IMF has an excellent paper on how government can use various accounting tricks...

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In Parliament

In Parliament

Parliament to examine Rules notified by the Government The Rajya Sabha has admitted motions to amend Rules prescribed under three Acts of Parliament.  Mr. P Rajeeve...

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