This may become possible if Nobel winners Duflo and Banerjee’s efforts are successful. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is trying the idea
Four diseases claim more than 24,000 lives in New Delhi. On top of the ‘killer list’ lies respiratory diseases, followed
Economics professors Arjun Jayadev and Branko Milanovic have collaborated on a video lecture series on Inequality – the five vidoes,
Why are Men Detaching from the Labor Force? http://conversableeconomist.blogspot.com/2020/01/why-are-men-detaching-from-labor-force.html
Start the new year by worrying less about things you can’t control and doing something about what you can. Inequality,
Gender neutrality in economics: The role of editors and referees https://voxeu.org/article/gender-neutrality-economics-role-editors-and-referees Yet another paper confirming what we have known all
How Medieval Surgeons Shaped Sex and Gender https://daily.jstor.org/how-medieval-surgeons-shaped-sex-and-gender/ Fascinating take on the historical origins of how sex and gender came
Second Richest Man Spouts Nonsense https://www.econlib.org/second-richest-man-spouts-nonsense/
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The young girl, visibly bruised and shaken, was brought for questioning amid blaring sirens and numerous cops stirred by her
This very interesting interview with Alpa Shah is a must-read for anyone aspiring to write narrative non-fiction. Shah, a professor
Almost every trade expert I speak to has been talking about the great opportunity that the continued US-China trade war
Wikipedia has been a deeply unequal place and this wasn’t going to change anytime soon. But thanks to the efforts
The Yuan fell to its 11-year low against the US dollar last week. Trump immediately lashed out, calling China a “currency manipulator”.
India is roughly 100 days away from its 5G trials and it can’t make up its mind on whether Huawei should be invited to the trials.
Machine Learning (ML) is commonly seen as the scientific study of algorithms and statistical models used by computers to perform
I couldn’t resist my curiosity to find out more about TikTok, the social media app that’s bringing the mass following
Two reports in the last couple of days underline the impact of movements and decisions in global trade. This NYT
The debate over India’s GDP numbers (economists are still locking horns over the truth and objectivity in these figures) was
Often, I shut myself down when I hear of heinous crime against a woman. Like when Nirbhaya was raped. And
I have always felt that IITs have been the subject of unfair criticism over the years. I think IITs flowed
It was always the tattoo that stood out. Peacock tattoo on the waist. It hurt to get it done but
Chances are, you have an Alexa at home. So do I. So, this post is for you. A UN study
Though it’s a bit late in the day, here are my thoughts on Kabir Singh, the movie, which has been
Hello 2019, how are we women doing across the world? Same same, this UN Women report released this month says.
The global economy is not doing well, and trade tensions between the United States and China have a role to
United States–India trade ties have been in news for all the wrong reasons, of late. There may be optimism that
This blog comes a bit late in the day, but I still wanted to put together some of the important