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Behavioral economics is biased, and it might not quite know it

The discipline, which marries classical economics with psychology, has quickly become a victim of its own astounding success. Call it the 'bias bias'.
Rahul Bose

Rahul Bose, 5-star Marriott pricing banana the way it wants is simple behavioural economics

Unless you believe prices should be fixed and want to enjoy the life of shortages it creates, there's nothing wrong with JW Marriott’s arguments.
Chief Economic Adviser KV Subramanian

CEA on ‘virtuous or vicious’ economy, Abhinav Kumar says remove Articles 35A and 370 in J&K

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.
Narendra Modi at a Swachh Bharat campaign | SBMGramin/Facebook

‘Nudge’ is the secret behind success of Modi’s pet projects, says Economic Survey

Economic Survey praises Modi govt for using behavioural economics to popularise schemes such as 'Swachh Bharat', says it's needed for more informed policy-making.
A man holds a Rs 2000 banknote | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Liberals hated the colours of Modi’s new notes but never understood their politics

The currency note was a prop, the ATM queues an exercise in behavioural psychology.

On Camera

File photo of PM Narendra Modi | ThePrint

Art 370, CAA, triple talaq, Ram Mandir are just one cycle of Modi’s ‘permanent revolution’

If the opposition is waiting for BJP's cultural nationalism to subside of its own and material issues to become salient again, it will have to wait for a long time.
Mukesh Ambani at ThePrint Off the Cuff

Mukesh Ambani is now world’s fourth richest man, overtakes Europe’s wealthiest

Reliance's shares have more than doubled from a low in March as its digital unit got billions in investments from companies including Facebook Inc. and Google.


The negative import list for defence systems was unveiled by Rajnath Singh Sunday | File photo: ANI

India’s negative defence import list has some hits, some misses & quite a bit of confusion

A study of the 101 items put in the negative list shows that over one-fourth are already manufactured in India and have not been imported for a long time.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.