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  • Nuclear energy offers the best bang for the buck

    Nuclear energy offers the best bang for the buck

    While the capital cost of establishing nuclear power plants may seem high, the combined capital and operation and management costs make nuclear energy the most economic option.

    July 14, 2022
  • Welfare Economics

    Welfare Economics

    Ms Bhattacharya’s Rs 3.21 lakh crore budget is riveted to continuing the welfare schemes, even extending them to cover a wider net. Specifically, priority has been accorded to ensure social safety for the poorest of the poor in West Bengal. After all, the state has been on the cusp of poverty for as long as it has.

    March 14, 2022
  • China & Nepal

    China & Nepal

    The expanded trade had not helped Nepal not the least because it contended with a huge deficit. China has now restricted the issue of visas to Nepali traders who have been forced to place orders virtually. Many traders have complained that they have been shortchanged in terms of quality as they had to place orders virtually.

    March 9, 2022
  • Subaltern Economics

    Subaltern Economics

    The RBI-appointed KV Kamath Committee, which worked out the financial parameters for loan restructuring, has concluded that 72 per cent of banking sector debt worth Rs 37.72 lakh crore was under stress. Further, according to the Committee, the coronavirus pandemic is not solely responsible for the stressed loans; Rs 23.71 lakh crore, or 45 per cent of banking sector debt, was already under stress

    April 9, 2021
  • FORE School of Management invites application for its third batch of Full-Time Fellow Programme in Management

    FORE School of Management invites application for its third batch of Full-Time Fellow Programme in Management

    It is aimed at admitting scholars with an exceptional academic background, strong motivation, discipline and having a strong inclination towards good quality research.

    January 28, 2021
  • Ecology and Economics

    Ecology and Economics

    The underlying assumption is that if the environment is treated as a commodity and given a price, this will create a market for environmental factors. And depending on the demand and supply for environmental goods, a price will be attached to each one.

    January 2, 2021
  • Ashoka University’s Economics Department ranked no. 1

    Ashoka University’s Economics Department ranked no. 1

    The rankings are devised based on volume as well as the reach of the research output of the department since it takes into account total publications, number of citations, and number of downloads of research papers of registered authors.

    October 15, 2020
  • Supreme Court should turn down CAA for being unconstitutional: Amartya Sen

    Supreme Court should turn down CAA for being unconstitutional: Amartya Sen

    The Nobel laureate said what really should matter for deciding citizenship is the place a person was born, and where the person has lived.

    January 8, 2020
  • Poor Economics

    Poor Economics

    India is one of the 193 countries that have pledged to alleviate poverty, hunger and gender inequality by 2030.

    January 3, 2020
  • India M&A deals seen at $52.1 billion in 2019

    India M&A deals seen at $52.1 billion in 2019

    Global deal making will continue to slow down in 2020 because of ongoing worldwide economic uncertainty and the risk of global recession, said the report.

    November 5, 2019
  • ‘India proud of his accomplishments’: PM Modi after meeting Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee

    ‘India proud of his accomplishments’: PM Modi after meeting Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee

    Meanwhile, the Nobel Prize winner has come in for some criticism as well for his comments on the Indian economy.

    October 22, 2019
  • Excerpts from The Statesman interview with Abhijit Banerjee

    Excerpts from The Statesman interview with Abhijit Banerjee

    Important legislations are made in the Lok Sabha while the state assembly frames mere rubber stamp legislations, said Abhijit Banerjee.

    October 15, 2019
  • Mumbai-born Abhijit Banerjee wins Economics Nobel, over 5 mn Indian kids benefited from his study

    Mumbai-born Abhijit Banerjee wins Economics Nobel, over 5 mn Indian kids benefited from his study

    Banerjee won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Economics jointly with his wife Esther Duflo and another economist Michael Kremer.

    October 14, 2019
  • 178-year-old British travel company Thomas Cook collapses

    178-year-old British travel company Thomas Cook collapses

    The 178-year-old operator had been desperately seeking £200 million ($250 million, 227 million euros) from private investors to save it from collapse.

    September 23, 2019
  • Happiness of the World

    Happiness of the World

    The concept of GDP as the criterion of a nation's well-being is under the lens. As the annual UN-backed World Happiness Report, much similar to the Stiglitz-Sen-Fitoussi Commission inspired OECD Better Life Index advances the ‘Beyond GDP‘ agenda, economists grapple with an old paradox about growth and happiness

    May 25, 2019
  • Challenging the mainstream: How women in economics are steadily closing the gender gap

    Challenging the mainstream: How women in economics are steadily closing the gender gap

    Women economists have since ages been driven to address the challenges posed by mainstream economics by dismantling assumptions and bringing gender awareness to the fore.

    April 2, 2019
  • PM Modi, FM Jaitley don’t know economics, says Swamy

    PM Modi, FM Jaitley don’t know economics, says Swamy

    “The PM doesn't know economics and his finance minister also doesn't know economics," Swamy said during Annual Calcutta Dialogue 2019.

    March 24, 2019