Networks and Misallocation: Insurance, Migration, and the Rural-Urban Wage Gap
We provide an explanation for the large spatial wage disparities and low male migration in India based on the trade-off between consumption-smoothing, provided by caste-based rural insurance networks, and the income-gains from migration.
Religious Riots and Electoral Politics in India
The effect of ethnic violence on electoral results provides useful insights into voter behaviour and the incentives for political parties in democratic societies.
Can Democracy Survive Aggressive Global Capitalism?
Mar 6, 2015
Rana Dasgupta shares his view of the contradictions and tensions of India’s economic and political scenes.
How India’s Traumatic Capitalism is Reshaping the World
Mar 2, 2015
A British national of Bengali origin, novelist Rana Dasgupta recently turned to nonfiction to explore the explosive social and economic changes in Delhi starting in 1991, when India launched a series of profoundly transformative economic reforms.
Creating a Culture of Entrepreneurship in India
Jul 23, 2014
Ajay Kela on creating a culture of entrepreneurship in India.
Roiling India Politics Risks Economic Reforms
Jan 24, 2014
India’s economic leaders are determined to rein in skyrocketing inflation, but the country’s volatile political landscape may prevent reforms from taking hold.
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Hierarchy, Identity, and Collective Action
This research project explores the interaction between group identities and decisions to engage in collective action to secure access to public goods, such as education.
Inequality in China, India and America: Causes and Consequences
Apr 5, 2013 | 05:15—06:45
Chartbook of Economic Inequality: 25 Countries 1911-2010
The purpose of this Chartbook is to present a summary of evidence about changes in economic inequality – primarily income, earnings, and wealth – for 25 countries covering a 100 year period from 1911 to 2010.
Inequality in Asia: The Local Effects of Global Capitalism
Feb 16, 2012
Inequality did not increase during the early stages of economic development in Japan and the East Asian Tigers. But in India and China it did. Why is that?
Evolving Economic and Financial Systems in India
The presentation explains that Indian Economy is basically a market-oriented economy with constant rebalancing between state andmarket.
The Architecture of Asia: Financial Structure and an Emerging Economic System
Apr 9, 2011 | 11:45—01:35