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Author archive: Ksheerja Kohli

Book Review
Why Freakonomics isn’t Freaky at all
September 23, 2016
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Why Freakonomics isn’t Freaky at all
Anybody who has ever googled the phrase, ‘books to be read in economics’ or something similar, would surely come across a number of lists which would feature this book. Over the years, the book has achieved a cult status. Following it, there has been a sequel and even a documentary. When you first go through […]
Book Review
Predictably Irrational
September 22, 2016
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Predictably Irrational
Consumer theory forms an integral part of microeconomic analysis. There are certain assumptions that we use while analyzing consumer behavior. Any theorem that we can think of in this context is considered incomplete without the assumption that consumers act rationally in order to maximize their utilities.  But every day we come across people whose spending […]
Sports Economics
The Olympics Games: Striking Gold or Hitting Rock Bottom?
September 21, 2016
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The Olympics Games: Striking Gold or Hitting Rock Bottom?
The Olympic Games, much like other international competitions are focused on skills, training and most importantly national pride. Winning medals for the home country is of paramount importance. Take the Rio Olympics for example. There has been much discussion on social media about Indian athletes not winning any medals and snide comments about how it […]
Social Sciences
What All a Good Monsoon Would Bring Along…..Agricultural Woes
September 19, 2016
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What All a Good Monsoon Would Bring Along…..Agricultural Woes
After facing drought for two consecutive years and 2015 being the driest year, rain showers for this year have brought along them a ray of hope not only for the farmers, but for whole economy as well. The MET department has announced ‘above normal’ rainfall between 104-110% of LPA (long period average). It would augur […]
Environmental Economics
Diesel Car Ban: What All Government Will Gain
September 17, 2016
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Diesel Car Ban: What All Government Will Gain
World Health Organization reports New Delhi to be 11th dirtiest city in the world. Not only this, but the health problems and increasing levels of pollution also took attention of the authorities concerned. Various implementations have been made and many are in discussions to reduce the proliferating levels of pollution in the capital. India’s top […]
Economics of Crime
ISIS and Tourism: The Impact of Terrorist Attacks on Tourism
August 26, 2016
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ISIS and Tourism: The Impact of Terrorist Attacks on Tourism
Most people look forward to their vacations throughout the year. Vacations give people a respite from work, giving them a chance to actually live their lives. But vacations for some people are livelihoods for others. These are the people who work in tourism. Tourism is one of the world’s largest industries in the world with […]
Foodonomics
The Food Industry of India: From the Palate to the Pocket
August 26, 2016
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The Food Industry of India: From the Palate to the Pocket
When questioned about food, most people would give you a clichéd answer about ghar ka khana being the best. But most of them would be lying if they say that they do not like eating out or that they are not big proponents of packaged exotic food. The truth is that Indian consumers are greatly […]
Social Sciences
Is Universal Basic Income the Solution to India’s Wasteful Subsidies?
August 26, 2016
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Is Universal Basic Income the Solution to India’s Wasteful Subsidies?
Basic income or basic unconditional income is a social security measure in which all citizens of a country receive an unconditional sum of money on a regular basis, either from the government or from public institutions. This is in addition to income that they earn from other sources. It is a proposed measure for various […]