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Interview Insights: Dr Srinivasan Vasudevan

Professor Srinivasan Vasudevan is an Assistant Instructional Professor at the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics, University of Chicago. Dr Vasudevan received his Ph.D. in 2017 from the Department of Ag. and Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his Master’s in Regional Planning from Cornell University. His primary research interests are development economics, … Continue reading Interview Insights: Dr Srinivasan Vasudevan

Opinions Column: Educational Aims

By Annavajhula J.C. Bose, PhD; Department of Economics, SRCC (University of Delhi) Is the purpose of education, including economic education, to communicate to today’s young an established body of knowledge or is it to promote understanding, and to discover new knowledge to reconstruct the world? For those who wish to achieve a fairer society, hope … Continue reading Opinions Column: Educational Aims

Opinions Column: Green and Social Corporates

By Annavajhula J.C. Bose, PhD; Department of Economics, SRCC (University of Delhi) Padma Shri Naina Lal Kidwai could stimulate the motivational enzyme in you—as a school-leaving student—for two reasons: first, her meteoric rise in the banking and finance sector in India after graduating, as the first Indian woman, from the Harvard Business School, which was … Continue reading Opinions Column: Green and Social Corporates

Opinions Column: Social Progress

By Annavajhula J C Bose, PhD; Department of Economics, SRCC (University of Delhi) What is the point of economic progress without social progress?  A ‘good society’ is not discerned from economic progress as measured by GDP as if it were “handed down from God on tablets of stone” but by key values and principles governing … Continue reading Opinions Column: Social Progress

Opinions Column: Exclusionary, Ungreen Development

By: Annavajhula J.C. Bose, PhD; Department of Economics, SRCC (University of Delhi) “There is a world outside the classroom to understand and explore. We only need to unhinge the doors and windows of our minds.” Thus spake Perspectives, an independent and non-funded group of students and teachers headquartered at the Hindu College in Delhi University, … Continue reading Opinions Column: Exclusionary, Ungreen Development

Opinions Column: Understanding Reality by Fieldwork

By: Annavajhula J.C. Bose, PhD; Department of Economics, SRCC (University of Delhi) Anthropological and sociological  research is based on fieldwork, which involves interviews with individual  actors and visits to the places they live and work. By contrast, economic research is usually done using econometrics and mathematical modeling. Economists have the arrogance to look down upon … Continue reading Opinions Column: Understanding Reality by Fieldwork

Opinions Column: Market Strategy

By Dr. Annavajhula J.C. Bose, Department of Economics, Shri Ram College of Commerce (University of Delhi) As an aspiring student of economics, if you want to move on to complete practical MBA education rather than theoretical economic education, then an interesting  researchable curiosity, not discussed in microeconomics discourse,  concerns “Market Strategy”. Also referred to as competitive … Continue reading Opinions Column: Market Strategy

Opinions Column: Lockdown – Useful or Not?

By Amira Singh, The British School, New Delhi While nature seems to be on the mend during the COVID induced coma in Delhi, this situation caused by the pandemic doesn’t seem to be improving. Even though the Central government hasn’t declared the existence of community spreading in Delhi, the 25% COVID-19 positivity rate as of … Continue reading Opinions Column: Lockdown – Useful or Not?

Opinions Column: Making Money from Money

By Annavajhula J.C. Bose; Department of Economics, SRCC (University of Delhi) Financialization is a shift in the gravity of economic activity from production to finance. The financialisation of capital accumulation means investing money to accumulate more money without producing any equivalent value in the society. Simply speaking, it means making money from money and not … Continue reading Opinions Column: Making Money from Money

Opinions Column: Migrant Workers

By Dr. Annavajhula J.C. Bose, Department of Economics, SRCC (University of Delhi) You must have seen recently, in the context of the COVID-19 lockdown, heartrending visuals of  migrant workers desperately trying to leave Delhi and even walking towards their far off villages. Thanks to COVID-19, these usually invisible workers have become visible, like groups of … Continue reading Opinions Column: Migrant Workers