Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicEconomists

Topic: Economists

10 senior economists write to Modi govt, demand repeal of ‘fundamentally harmful’ farm laws

The economists, from institutions in different parts of India, have given Agriculture Minister N.S. Tomar five reasons why the new laws should be scrapped.

Abandon NPR, delink it from Census — 190 economists and social scientists urge Modi govt

In a statement, 190 economists and social scientists have pointed out that it is crucial that collection of Census 2021 data is safe and uncontaminated by other factors.

India’s best economists living abroad would happily return. But here’s why they don’t

The trend of businesspersons exiting India is recent, but the absence of talented economists like Manmohan Singh & Montek Ahluwalia has been with India much longer.

Nobel for Abhijit Banerjee and co shows how Economics as a discipline is changing

The 2019 Economics Nobel prize winners are 3 "poverty fighters" who defy the notion that economists are merely upholders of the free market.

Economists should probably leave genetics to the geneticists as of now

To show conclusively that genes influence economic outcomes, economists would need to show a causal link between genes and economic performance.

Is it good for Indian democracy when artistes, celebs & economists endorse parties as groups?

Nine hundred artistes including Vivek Oberoi and Shankar Mahadevan have appealed to Indians to vote for PM Narendra Modi.

Modi govt’s data war: Economists & accountants are fighting for political power like rivals

An impression that you can replace economists with accountants or vice versa will undermine the value of expertise in government policymaking.

131 CAs back Modi govt on economic data, question motives of scholars who criticised it

The CAs, led by Manipal group chairman T.V. Mohandas Pai, have labelled the allegations made by the 108 economists and social scientists ‘baseless’.

108 economists & social scientists accuse Modi govt of blocking unfavourable data

The scholars slammed the Modi govt for ‘political influence’, pointing at the decision to withhold NSSO jobs data and to alter GDP data from the UPA era.

Intelligent people are also more helpful

Insightful self-interest guides us to become effectively good citizens.

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India has debated sedition at length but it won’t go without the overhaul of justice system

Preventive Detention has stayed its course because India didn’t invest much in the investigative competence of the police, or legal acumen of the prosecutors.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

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As drones usher in new era of warfare, India’s growing UAV industry begins to take flight

With a growing indigenous base of drone manufacturers and exporters, and incentives from government, industry sentiment is bullish. However, some concerns remain. 

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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