Previous attempts at discom reform did not yield results while standalone solar pumps do not incentivise farmers
How India remains poor: Nine billionaires own as much as half the people
Farmers stare at another loss despite good rains. They need a boost from govt
The Indian story that needs revival
Bolivian lithium: why you should not expect any ‘white gold rush’ in the wake of Morales overthrow
Demand for lithium depends on a several factors not under the Latin American country's control
India’s not joining the latest free-trade deal which limits Australia’s market access
India would have been the main area of additional market access for Australian agricultural and other exports
India's data blockade: Certainly uncertain terrain
No recent NSSO survey release passed without controversy
Don’t drive Indian farmers to suicide through RCEP
India's political leadership seems to be favouring narrow corporate interests over those of the people
Good Economics from Hard Times: No one leaves home unless...
In their new book nobel laureates Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo debunk myths about migration. Excerpts:
The curious case of randomness
Cheer for the Nobel, but randomised controlled trials can't be the quick-fix for all problems
No end to these silly GIs
In their mad rush for Geographical Indication tags Indians are ignoring economic rationale
Why the winners of this year’s Nobel Prize for Economics matter for me
The puzzle of who receives the novel prize is in itself a bit like an equation
China’s intellectual property revolution
China saw an amazing transformation from a copycat nation, which was a byword for piracy, into a powerhouse of ...
Alloy of 8: Non-descript Pukhuria keeps making bowls the same way for 150 years
Village in Bengal's Bankura district now sends its craftwork to as far as Australia
What’s the role of external financing in Indian Railways?
Let’s understand the growing prominence of external institutions in helping the government supplement its efforts to establish railway projects
Damage estimates for hurricanes like Dorian don’t capture the full cost of climate change-fueled disasters
Growth accounting incorporates the productive use of capital and innovation into the equation. The question we want to ask ...
Tax avoided by corporate groups can eradicate global poverty
As economic slowdown murmur becomes loud across the world, the debate over income inequality gains volume
Regulating CSR policy a directionless experiment
The Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2019 still has not laid out any provisions to capture impact of CSR projects
Will Trump’s trade war with China ever end?
It has become increasingly clear that the trade war is hurting the economies of both countries. Neither will emerge ...
CRISPR: A cutting-edge battle
The US has reopened the battle over CRISPR that has already seen several twists and turns in the past ...
Why the US fears China
The trade war launched by Trump has the alleged theft of intellectual property at its core
Wanted for India: a circular economy
India can be clean only if there is a proper circular economy in place providing environmental, social and economic ...
Why the lack of industry in West Bengal?
The Left is often blamed for ruining the economic prospects of the state, but the truth is it inherited ...
Wealth, inequality and children’s right to survival in India
The National Family Health Survey – 4 shows how economic inequality has a direct effect on stunting and wasting ...
Rise of the machines: Why India need not be afraid
Artificial intelligence, robotisation and automation would open avenues for new jobs rather than generating job losses