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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

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

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: 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: 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

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