Opinions Column: Poor Social Capital Militates Against Broad-based Indian Prosperity

By Annavajhula J.C. Bose, PhD; Department of Economics, SRCC (University of Delhi) The concept of ‘social capital’ in social sciences refers to the “potential of individuals to secure benefits and invent solutions to problems through membership in social networks. Social capital revolves around three dimensions: interconnected networks of relationships between individuals and groups (social ties … Continue reading Opinions Column: Poor Social Capital Militates Against Broad-based Indian Prosperity

Interview Insights: Dr Maitreesh Ghatak

Dr Maitreesh Ghatak has been Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics since 2004. He previously taught at the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago.  His main areas of research interest are development economics, public economics, and the economics of organizations. Dr Ghatak completed his PhD in Economics at Harvard University … Continue reading Interview Insights: Dr Maitreesh Ghatak

Interview Insights: Prof David Berger

Prof. David Berger is an associate professor of economics at the Duke University’s Department of Economics. His research interests are empirical macro/monetary economics, the influence of housing on the macroeconomy, and labor and finance. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University and graduated from Swarthmore College with a B.A. in economics and history. What are … Continue reading Interview Insights: Prof David Berger

Opinions Column: Happy-ness Economics

By Annavajhula J.C. Bose, PhD; Department of Economics, SRCC (University of Delhi) India has ranked at a dismal 144 out of 156 countries surveyed for the UN World Happiness Index 2019. This shameful finding should not be surprising at all as the Indian policy makers have never prioritized “human wellbeing”; instead, they have been worshipping, … Continue reading Opinions Column: Happy-ness Economics

Opinions Column: Mysterious Happy-ness

By Annavajhula J.C. Bose, PhD; Department of Economics, SRCC (University of Delhi) Unable to deal with their unhappiness–for whatever reason–through mind-management, countless young people make attempts at suicide and many of them actually murder their bodies as the solution. If you are unhappy, especially despite being economically prosperous, and off and on broaching the idea … Continue reading Opinions Column: Mysterious Happy-ness

Interview Insights: Prof. Sanjit Dhami

Professor Sanjit Dhami is currently Professor of Economics at University of Leicester and Fellow at Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Kiel as well as at the Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich. Prof Dhami holds a Masters and PhD in Economics (1997) from the University of Toronto, Canada and an MPhil from the Delhi School of … Continue reading Interview Insights: Prof. Sanjit Dhami

Interview Insights: Dr Manisha Goel

Prof. Manisha Goel is Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Pomona College. Previously, Dr. Goel was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She graduated from The Ohio State University with a Ph.D. in Economics in June 2012 and a Master’s degree … Continue reading Interview Insights: Dr Manisha Goel

Interview Insights: Dr John Komlos

Dr John Komlos is professor emeritus of economics and of economic history at the University of Munich, Germany and is currently visiting professor of economics at Duke University. He received PhDs in both history and in economics from the University of Chicago where Nobel-Prize winning economic historian Robert Fogel introduced him to the field of … Continue reading Interview Insights: Dr John Komlos

Opinions Column: One World, One Family

By Annavajhula J.C. Bose, PhD; Department of Economics, SRCC (University of Delhi) That there are two kinds of humans, natives and migrants, and that these must struggle for supremacy is a false story line. None of us is a native of the place we call home. We are all migrants now. In fact, as Mohsin … Continue reading Opinions Column: One World, One Family

Interview Insights: Dr Keshab Das

Dr Keshab Das is a professor at the Gujarat Institute of Development Research, Ahmedabad, India.  He holds M.Phil. (Applied Economics) and Ph.D. (Economics) degrees from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (through the Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum).  He is a recipient of the VKRV Rao Prize in Social Sciences (Economics) for the year 2004. … Continue reading Interview Insights: Dr Keshab Das