Tag: Economics

Making the non-performing assets perform

How can we mitigate the problem of stressed assets in our economy? Are bad banks the solution?

/ February 26, 2017
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The secrets behind the funding of think tanks

Think tanks around the world get their funding from many obscure sources so their neutrality can be questioned.

/ February 25, 2017

The Global Financial Crisis: How guilty were the governments?

How much of a role did the governments' policies and practices play leading up to the worst modern financial crisis, which left thousands unemployed and homeless?

/ February 24, 2017
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Post demonetisation: Expected growth for the Indian economy

India awaits credit growth, manufacturing and other key industries to pick up growth after being sufficiently remonetised.

/ February 24, 2017

Can we take the IMF’s word on equality?

The IMF is showing some hypocrisy on the topic of income inequality and poverty. Can we buy anything they say?

/ February 23, 2017

Margaret Thatcher, the respected and revered anti-hero

Margaret Thatcher divides opinion, but she undoubtedly made an enormous impact on the political and economic landscape of the United Kingdom.

/ February 22, 2017
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The macroeconomic impact of the SBI merger

The merger of the State Bank of India and five of its associate banks has immensely positive implications for the Indian banking system. However, there are a few challenges ahead.

/ February 21, 2017

What ‘quantitative easing’ means for the macro-economy

The 2008 crisis has forced the banking authorities to go unconventional. Quantitative easing seems like an idea worth exploring, but we must be careful.

/ February 19, 2017

Behavioural economics might show the path for improvement to Indian policymakers

To provide for the potholes in the Indian economy, behavioural science may just be the best bet. It is all about exerting the right nudge.

/ February 14, 2017

Critiquing the Budget: Why the hype is not justified

The hype around the budget is surprising. However, in allocations, and in efforts to improve the structure, the budget hardly provides a unique stance.

/ February 10, 2017

The best ways to capitalize on increasing sales

How can you deal with an increase in sales in the most efficient manner?

/ February 8, 2017

In the long run we’re all dead; and so is Keynesian economics?

Keynes had said, "In the long run, we're all dead." Ironically, it seems like his economics has died with time as well.

/ February 5, 2017
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

Everything you need to know about this year’s Nobel Prize in Economics

This year's Nobel Prize goes to two economists for their work on contract theory.

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