Assessment of Intra-Regional Trade in South Asia

Assessment of Intra-Regional Trade in South Asia_PDF Rahul Jaiswal, Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics, discusses the issue of low trade integration among SAARC members in his well researched paper. “The growth of intra-regional trade has remained subdued. Even after 25 years of existence, SAARC has failed to integrate well to take advantage of…

CAC vs EIs in Air Pollution Control; International Experience

    By Daanish Padha & Shubhankar Yadav This article is a brief commentary on the common mechanisms employed for air pollution control. Part one of the article is a delineation of the properties of these mechanisms and the subsequent part two outlines the international experience of these regulatory instruments.  The instruments for Air pollution regulation…

Inequality and the ‘Awesomes’

 By Saandhy Ganeriwala This is the age of inequality. The thinkers in our world seem to have only recently become aware of how disgusting it has become. We have all heard the stats by now – CEO to freshers Salary ratios, below poverty line populations, the top 1 (or, maybe 0.1) % wealth concentrations etc. We…

Need for Multipronged Policy Intervention in the Rural Credit Market: Nudging the Loss Averse Poor Borrower

Policy Intervention in the Rural Credit Market_PDF Aranyak Saikia,Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics, discusses the possibility of government intervention in improving access to institutional credit to borrowers in the rural credit market. ABSTRACT The paper explores the possibility of government intervention in improving access to institutional credit to borrowers in the rural credit market….

Re-routing the path towards a renewed Ganga

By Kriti Jain Common pool resources may be owned by national, regional or local government as public goods, by communal groups as common property resources or by private individuals or corporations as private goods. When they aren’t owned by anyone they are used as open access resources. It’s widely recognized that size and characteristics of…

Transit Infrastructure in Eastern South Asia: A Game Theoretic Analysis of the BBIN Motor Vehicles Agreement

BBIN_Game Theory_PDF  Rahul Singh Chauhan, 2nd Year, B.Sc. Economics (Hons.) Presidency University, Kolkata, tries to analyze BBIN Motor Vehicles Agreement with the help of Game Theory. ABSTRACT Investment in transit infrastructure and connectivity remains one of the biggest challenges to South Asian integration. Bangladesh, Bhutan, India & Nepal (BBIN) recently signed the Motor Vehicles Agreement 2015,…

Segregation and Ethnic Conflict

     By Vasuki Nandan Mannem  Following the end of cold war and the fall of the Soviet Union, the world is witnessing a surge in conflicts based on religious and ethnic lines rather than the conflicts based on economic and class struggles as was seen during the period of the cold war. Given the…

Looking Back at the DU Photocopy Case

Guest Post by Apoorva Gautam In August 2012, three international publishers- Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press and Taylor and Francis, filed a case in the High Court of Delhi, claiming damages to the tune of 60 lac rupees from Rameshwari photocopy shop (in the premises of Delhi School of Economics) and the University of…

ELECTORAL SYSTEMS AND ELECTIONS IN WEST BENGAL

Spandan Roy, from DSE, discusses the shortcomings of electoral politics as we know it, in the context of West Bengal.  Political democracy is a product of human choices and elections are central to the functioning of democratic systems. Over the years, people have tried to study the choice of electoral systems made by different countries…

 वित्तीय वर्ष की तारीखों में बदलाव

द्वारा सत्यम कुमार भारत में किसानों की भलाई के नाम पर हर वर्ष सरकारें कई बदलाव करतीं हैं। कुछ नई योजनाओं का उद्घाटन किया जाता है तो वहीं कुछ पुरानी योजनाओं को गैर जरूरी बताकर उन्हें बंद कर दिया जाता है। इन बदलावों का किसानों के जीवन पर कितना सकारात्मक प्रभाव पड़ता है यह तो…

Policy Problem: In Conversation with Rohini Pande

By Srishti Singh, Arushi Gupta, Darshana Sunoj, Anubha Agarwal, Ujjavala Bothra, Aakriti Chowdhary and Amritanshu Patnaik Rohini Pande, Mohammed Kamal Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government, is a name that rings a note of familiarity for anyone interested in Public Policy. Her research forms the edifice of theoretical…