Wednesday, 18 May, 2022

Topic: economics

Why TikTok should serve as a wake-up call for economists

Economists are judged not for analytics, but rather by how they fit into various moral codes. Like it or not, that is something economists have to come to terms with.

Gandhi was like Adam Smith in his thinking. But Gandhian studies won’t tell you this

In ‘Economist Gandhi’, Jaithirth Rao writes that books for students of economics and management make no reference to Gandhi. The losers are the students.

Don’t trash macroeconomics. Try living without it

Disparaging macroeconomics is an age-old pastime, and yes there is plenty we don't understand. But the worst would be to try to live without it.

Economics Nobel Prize celebrates auctions that failed in India

India's telecom revolution only took off after govt moved away from auctions & started assigning spectrum to licensees in return for a share of revenue.

Why epidemiologists and economists keep arguing over health vs economy

When epidemiologists say there’s no trade-off between health & economy, lots of economists just shake their heads in disagreement.

Yashovardhan Azad on challenges facing police in 2020 & R Jaganathan on ‘Modieconomics’

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from Srinivas Yerramsetti, Yashorvardhan Azad, Arvind Panagariya, R Jaganathan & many more

Seven ways Economics can change in the 2020s

From reforming education to making the culture around it less aggressive, the public image of Economics as a discipline needs some significant improvement.

How the world changed economics, and vice versa, in the past decade

The field of economics wasn't immune to the social upheavals of the decade, and also marked a slow shift to a more scientific method of looking at the numbers.

Nobel winner Abhijit Banerjee offers cure to India’s ideology-driven public policy ailment

Indians’ tendency to use ready-made frames, both by Left and Right, makes policy prescriptions utterly predictable and not so useful.

Hegde’s dig at ‘NYAY proponent’, Kapil Sibal’s advice to Modi and Khattar on his hobby

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.

On Camera


File photo of Assi Ghat, Varanasi | Representative Image | Neera Majumdar | ThePrint

Forget Gyanvapi for a moment, Varanasi needs justice for a recent carnage: 2006 IM bombings

The real victim of the Varanasi bombing investigation has been the idea of justice. It's more lethal than any bombs the Indian Mujahideen planted.
File image of Tata Group's headquarters in Mumbai | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Tata in acquisition talks with as many as 5 brands, to bolster position in consumer goods sector

The conglomerate will likely face stiff competition in the sector from existing global giants such as Unilever, as well as Indian tycoon Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries.


Representational image of Pangong Tso | ThePrint

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.