100 years of Bombay School of Economics

Cafe Economics (and my former boss, if you don't follow him already, do so pronto) paid a brilliant tribute to his alma mater in his Mint column last week. Click below to read: https://twitter.com/CafeEconomics/status/1288320082938978305

Emmanuel Farhi

Moving tributes poured in from people who knew Prof Emmanuel Farhi when he passed away on July 23rd, 2020. Just 41, Dr Farhi was a brilliant economist and as some of his colleagues described him, a future "Nobel winner". Robert C. Waggoner Professor of Economics in the Economics Department at Harvard University, Farhi was a [...]

Edith Abbott

I am going to blog about 100 women economists and economic historians. I start with Edith Abbott. Edith Abbott: From Economics to Social Work (1876-1957) Credit: Wikimedia Commons Edith Abbott, labour economist and economic historian, was the second woman to earn an Economics PhD from the University of Chicago in 1905. Interested in labour statistics [...]

The Provocative Economist

‘[M]y brain is quite congealed. I cannot think of a word to say to anyone.’ In India of the 1920s, a socially awkward young woman said this of her experience at the parties in Gwalior, India. In less than a decade, she joined Cambridge and became one of the foremost economic thinkers of our time. [...]