Category Archives: Snippets from world

A Pedagogical Comment on Teaching Macroeconomics at the Undergraduate Level

I spent my last few days grading scripts of undergraduate students. Two of the papers I teach use popular contemporary textbooks written by prominent writers in the field, including more than one Nobel laureates. Some of the more difficult topics … Continue reading

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Alienation & Free Riders in water-logged Delhi

Yesterday, two hours of heavy showers brought Delhi to a standstill. Roads turned into rivers, with areas under flyovers and railway overbridges waterlogged enough to submerge entire buses. Like many other Delhites, I spent several hours on Delhi roads returning … Continue reading

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Eating Out in Lucknow

I just got back from a four-day trip to lucknow. While a hectic conference schedule there and the fact that we were staying in a part of the city somewhat away from the city centre did not allow me to … Continue reading

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Econopoliticspeak 2003-04

As this goes to print, with national elections looming large, it becomes pertinent for us to deal with a few of the more talked about issues. In this context, the “India Shining” campaign, propagated by the ruling far-right political formation, … Continue reading

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Econopoliticspeak 2002-03

As this goes to print, the US and UK would have entered into a potentially destabilizing unilateral war on Iraq, amidst some of the most wide-spread anti-war protests in the recent history. Most of the major members of the United … Continue reading

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Bank Rate Hike: A Misguided Policy Initiative

The verdict is finally out. It’s been a week that RBI resorted to a hike in the interest rate in order to stem the slide in rupee. Last weekend, concerned with the continuous slide of the rupee beyond the ‘psychological’ … Continue reading

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