Tag: Economics

Barack Obama

What’s next for Obama’s economic legacy? 

What kind of changes to policies and institutions does the Trump team aim to bring to the status quo?

/ January 22, 2017

Why aren’t the U.S. Treasury securities ‘treasured’ anymore?

Why have the United States Treasury securities become undesirable to such an extent that foreign investors are offloading them?

/ December 23, 2016

Know why reading Shakespeare in school wasn’t a waste of time

Fiction isn't just an author's imagination, it is more than what you think.

/ December 21, 2016

Wary of banks? You are not alone

No institution more clearly relies on trust than the bank. How and why one mistrusts banks, however, tells us a lot about the way one sees the world politically.

/ December 2, 2016

Donald Trump and Markets: What happens next?

How will emerging and developing markets, along with the developing nations be affected by Donald Trump's policies?

/ November 18, 2016
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The great American financial crisis: Season II

Is America heading into another sub-prime driven financial crash?

/ October 30, 2016

Why economists are no longer the go-to-people for economic advice

Democratisation of Information is turning away the voters from enlisting the advice of economists, slowly killing the economic imperialism and grasp over the populace through controlled media.

/ October 21, 2016

Can incentives slow down scientific progress?

People respond to incentives. But what happens when these incentives are misplaced?

/ October 14, 2016

Behavioural Science: From Policy to Public

Making use of behavioural science in understanding the human behaviour, planning policies around it and implementing them to serve people.

/ October 6, 2016
The Eurozone Crisis - Made in Germany?

The Eurozone Crisis – Made in Germany?

Is Germany's economics to be blamed for the crisis that has gripped the Eurozone? The writer makes an objective assessment of Berlin's complicity in the Eurozone crisis.

/ September 26, 2016

Philosophical Foundations of Intellectual Property – III

The author, very effectively, brings out the difference between individual and social values and how the latter is reflected by IP Law with latent individual values.

/ September 20, 2016

Philosophical Foundation of Intellectual Property – II

Does Intellectual Property Law, actually trigger innovation or is it more about commercialization?

/ September 18, 2016

Inflation and GDP – A Complicated Relationship (Part II)

This articles provides certain examples to show how monetary policy affects the GDP and inflation figures and in turn its effect on the economy.

/ September 4, 2016

Inflation and GDP – A Complicated Relationship (Part I)

The author explores the love hate relationship of a country's GDP with the inflation rate and analyzes the finer intricacies at depth.

/ September 4, 2016

Raise the Gavel, Raise the Economy

The article discusses how an inefficient judicial system is posing a hindrance to the economic growth of India.

/ September 1, 2016
Lady Driver and Economics

Lady Driver and Economics

The author recounts his experience with a lady cab driver, and highlights the spark of entrepreneurship and continuous efforts involved in such a venture.

/ July 6, 2016
Surge Pricing: A Market based solution

Surge Pricing: In Defence of Trivial Things

The author explains how trivial political factors are determining prices instead of market factors like demand and supply resulting in dis “equilibrium”.

Vote Markets

The Economics of Voting

Should votes be for sale? Is a market in votes viable? Read to discover more.

/ June 3, 2016

Helicopter Money – When Crazy Becomes Normal (Part 1)

In the first part of the three part series, the author highlights the emergence and subsequent normalisation of a 'crazy' policy known as the Helicopter Money and further elaborates its...

EU-Topia Part II: How Europe was betrayed

Jerry Bowyer elucidates the failure of a common currency in uniting the varied national sovereignties comprising the European Union.

/ April 20, 2016

Crisis faced by SMEs in the Italian Industrial Landscape

The article describes the systemic problems faced by SMEs in Italy.

/ April 1, 2016

Commentary on the Semiotics of Markets

The author rejects his colleagues’ stance on the expressive critique of markets.

Chinese Whispers: The Tale of China’s Economy Gone Wrong

The article discusses the genesis of the problems associated with Chinese growth, how they have propagated and how they can be monitored.

/ February 7, 2016

World Economic Forum: Live – Day 4

Our senior columnist, Dr. Marcus Ranney, blogs live from the World Economic Forum!

/ January 21, 2016

Does GDP growth predict the direction of stocks?

This article discusses the relationship between GDP growth and the direction of stocks.

/ January 21, 2016

World Economic Forum: Live – Day 3

Our senior columnists, Dr. Marcus Ranney, blogs live from the World Economic Forum!

/ January 20, 2016

The adventures of Fanny Hill at the London School of Economics Part 3

The adventures of Fanny Hill continues and the author helps explain some simple concepts with the help of economics.

/ December 10, 2015

The adventures of Fanny Hill at the London School of Economics – Part 2

The story continues from where the author left off to explain the adventures of Fanny Hill

/ December 10, 2015