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Brazil’s Economic Meltdown and its Causes
August 26, 2017
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Brazil’s Economic Meltdown and its Causes
About seven years ago, at the end of the global financial crisis that hit in 2007, things were on the up and up for Brazil. It discovered large oil resources in a short span of 2 years. It was set to become a global force to be reckoned with, owing to its oil resources. It […]
Data Analytics Development Economics Social Sciences
A new policy perspective: Time to explore careers other than academics
August 21, 2017
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A new policy perspective: Time to explore careers other than academics
Starting our journey to prepare, attain and demonstrate academic ability (whether we are meant for it or not is a separate question) since childhood, most of our parents at one point or the other had exploited us by waking up early in the morning in the name of “good for our future”, no matter whether […]
Public Economics Union Budget 2017
Dissecting Union Budget 2017: What’s in store for the Education Sector?
February 9, 2017
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Dissecting Union Budget 2017: What’s in store for the Education Sector?
Rather than entering the debates of the Union Budget being a damp squib or an “uttam” budget, one thing that cannot be debunked, at the outset, is that this budget coming amidst oodles of expectations is indeed a shrewd and a smart one! What a developing country expects from budget? Greater thrust on development challenges […]
Union Budget 2017
Budget 2017: Is there always a light at the end of the Tunnel?
January 31, 2017
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Budget 2017: Is there always a light at the end of the Tunnel?
The year that has gone by indeed ended on a chaotic and a confusing note with much hopes and aspirations from the BJP Government being spilled over to the next financial year. Demonetisation in India and US Presidential elections have been the key highlights of the year 2016 and perhaps the highlights that have invited […]
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 […]
Development Economics Social Sciences
Constructing the Palace of Illusions: Lofty Goals and the Structural Problems in Construction
September 20, 2016
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Constructing the Palace of Illusions: Lofty Goals and the Structural Problems in Construction
Construction is one of the most underrated sectors in the economy. We come across construction projects on a daily basis. On seeing a construction project, we immediately think about the activity associated with the structure, for example the construction of an apartment building is related with housing or the metro construction projects are always related […]
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 […]
Public Economics
Tracing India on The Global Map: Comparing India’s Public Finance with the Rest of The World
September 18, 2016
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Tracing India on The Global Map: Comparing India’s Public Finance with the Rest of The World
India being a democratic country has a diverse and proliferating population. To run such a huge economy, like any other country, India too has a diverse taxation policy. The taxation system has been divided amongst three bodies at different levels of the society. The first is the Central Govt. which levies taxes on income (except […]