Comment · print · T T T+· T- The Hindu Economist Esther Duflo. Photo: Rajeev Bhatt INFOGRAPHIC TOPICS We could hold people accountable to a reasonable standard of expectation and that's the first step, says economist Esther Duflo ... The Hindu, 2 weeks ago
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US President Barack Obama. Photo: Bloomberg Here are two remarkably similar excerpts from two statements signed between President Barack Obama with two successive Indian Prime Ministers in Washington within a space of just a year. The first is ...Livemint.com, 2 weeks ago
India's poor love digitisation for the choice and quality it offers. Discovery and National Geographic are the most popular channels in some of the poorest parts of the country, largely because the knowledge-based programmes on these channels are ...Business Standard India, 2 weeks ago
India's 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act, passed in 1992, encompassed a set of reforms implementing a nationally-standardised and decentralised system of local government. These reforms, also known as the Panchayati Raj, importantly required a ...Vox, 2 weeks ago
My good internet friend Adam Ozimek delivered himself of an exasperated salvo against dozens of strawmen, hoping that I would be in the vicinity. To the perennial question Is economics a science? the most coherent answer must be For the most ...Forbes.com, 3 weeks ago
Pascal Gobry wants you to stop thinking of economics as a science . That's the gist of his piece, but really the underlying point is he wants you to take economics less seriously. I think he's wrong about economics, and wrong about science. Let ...Forbes.com, 3 weeks ago
View gallery . Ralph Orlowski/ This year, the most influential books cover topics from inequality to digital privacy. Each year, dozens of books detailing business strategies and profiling success stories are published, making it difficult to ...Yahoo! Finance, 3 weeks ago
: The Financial Times and McKinsey & Company today publish the shortlist for the 2014 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award. Now in its tenth year, the award is an essential calendar fixture for authors and the global business ...Noodls, 3 weeks ago
PSST. Want to know who the best gossip in the village is? It turns out there's a formula for that. Better yet: word on the street is you can avoid the complicated economics and just ask the villagers instead. Economists Abhijit Banerjee and ...Times Live South Africa, 1 month ago
Friday Roundup: Economists and Public Policy, Information Diffusers, Ebola, Human Capital and the Wealth of Nations, and Globalization's Downside
Do economists care about influencing public policy? is a question asked by Robert Hansen on the 'Overcoming bias' blog. Abhijit Banerji, Arun Chandrasekhar, Esther Duflo, and Matthew Jackson have a new paper on a study of 43 Indian villages that ...World Bank, 1 month ago
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