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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

Interview Insights: Dr Jean Dreze

Dr Jean Drèze is a Belgian-born Indian economist, social scientist and activist. He has worked on several developmental issues facing India like hunger, famine, gender inequality. studied Mathematical Economics at the University of Essex and did his Ph.D. at the Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi. His co-authors include Nobel laureate in economics Amartya Sen, with … Continue reading Interview Insights: Dr Jean Dreze

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