The Left, The Right and The Ugly: The Force Awakens | Sujoy Sur

Since the Biblical figure of Jesus, barring John Ball, there have been many people who have advocated against the tyranny of the few leading to the oppression of the many. The two most famous of them being Adam Smith and Karl Marx. Smith, a professor in Moral Philosophy, propagated that men are the best judge of themselves, which includes their ability to sell their skill and labor. Continue reading The Left, The Right and The Ugly: The Force Awakens | Sujoy Sur

NITI Aayog & the Unpredictable Human Mind| Vishal Sinha

As more and more policies are being adopted by our welfare State, there is a compelling need to choose all weapons from the regulatory-economics artillery to surge efficiency in the multitudinous situations Indian policy making has to deal with. In lieu of the same, there needs to be a detailed policy, mandate and structure of the nudge unit established in the NITI Aayog. Continue reading NITI Aayog & the Unpredictable Human Mind| Vishal Sinha

The Indian Mother and Stable Jobs | Vishal Sinha

It has also been established that maternity leave of atleast 12 weeks leads to significant stress reduction for the mothers. Economically, it is widely accepted that maternity leaves have a positive effect on the economy: it ensures that female workers return to offices, thereby enabling workforce continuity for firms. Continue reading The Indian Mother and Stable Jobs | Vishal Sinha

On the Post-Autistic Economics Movement: An introduction| Shantanu Singh

And so the debate began. The original students’ petition had already divided the economic thinking narrow and broadband thought – with them calling for the latter to take front stage – and word had spread around the world. Within a year or two, petitions from students at Cambridge University in the UK, Kansas City and Harvard in USA, Australia and Canada were released. All of these were based on the intentions clarified in the original French petition and called for economic departments all over the world to take note of the pedagogical crisis in economics that had been brought about by the prevalence of neo-classical economic thinking. Continue reading On the Post-Autistic Economics Movement: An introduction| Shantanu Singh

The Social Network, the Economic Network and Everything in Between| Lalit Panda

Economies today abound in network industries. Yes, social networks are the obvious guess but the list is pretty long: taxi cab aggregators, banks, share markets and other financial exchanges, technologies like VCR, software products like Skype, search engines, railway networks, electricity supply, internet service provision etc. Continue reading The Social Network, the Economic Network and Everything in Between| Lalit Panda

The 2017 Budget: India’s Shift to a Market Economy| Vishal Sinha & Vamsi Karedla

While, the previous government had placed emphasis on having a planned budget, whereby the top brass felt that a clear compartmentalisation in terms of sector spending was the way to go forward, and with the rollout of the new budget, it is safe to say that the above philosophy has been completely abandoned and a more open system of free market oriented setup has been favoured over the other. Continue reading The 2017 Budget: India’s Shift to a Market Economy| Vishal Sinha & Vamsi Karedla

Dodd-Frank Repeal: Trump’s Next Monumental Mistake?| Vamsi Karedla

At first glance, it seems like a pretty innocuous statement, but the ramifications of the same can and will be extraordinary. A little bit of background here to truly understand the Dodd–Frank regulations and their mandated purpose. Rewind to 2009 when the US was reeling under a major economic crisis… Continue reading Dodd-Frank Repeal: Trump’s Next Monumental Mistake?| Vamsi Karedla

Hopes & Prospects: In Search of the Next Economic Miracles| Vamsi Karedla

It is to be understood that no country can be an overnight success, and there cannot be contrasting watershed moments in the development of a country’s economy, what counts is constant re innovation by all the stakeholders. This alone can and will lay strong economic foundations. Continue reading Hopes & Prospects: In Search of the Next Economic Miracles| Vamsi Karedla