Sex Problem in Economics

There are many ways by which women have been excluded from the economics profession, and the management of the functioning of the economy. For example, in “Amreeka”,  there is scarcity of women economists and women’s voices are underrepresented in economics. New data reveals that the share of women studying economics in American universities has flatlined [...]

Alumnae Speak: Akanksha Ghildiyal

Akanksha Ghildiyal, Class of 2015 akanksha571@gmail.com Q.1. Which extracurricular activities/ internships were you involved in and what positions did you undertake in college? I volunteered in a number of events that were conducted by Arthashastra including events during Zenith in all three years. As for internships, I interned with the Finance Ministry's economic department during [...]

Homebody economy and Covid-19

By Kritika Chakrabarti, Junior Editor. Experts have often debated on the benefits of being a "homebody" ( i.e. a person who prefers to stay at home) Increased productivity in work and efficiency in personal lifeMaintaining a healthier lifestyleReducing carbon-footprint Boosting mental healthLowering the cost of living As being a "homebody" is becoming the need of the [...]

An Exemplary Introduction to Economics

(Review of the book, Economics after the Crisis: An Introduction to Economics from a Pluralist and Global Perspective, by Irene van Staveren. 2015. Routledge. Pp. 439) By Dr. Annavajhula J.C. BoseDepartment of Economics, SRCC Economics students in India, in general, are not aware of this beautiful introductory economics textbook written by a beautiful woman with [...]

Alumnae Speak: Sumedha Mahajan

Sumedha Mahajan, Class of 2017 mahajansumedha7@gmail.com  Q.1. Which extracurricular activities/ internships were you involved in and what positions did you undertake in college? I was a junior editor at the editorial team in my first year and a deputy editor in the second year. I was always actively involved in organizing and managing the related [...]

Crude Catastrophes: Understanding the dip in oil prices

By Mita Chaturvedi, Deputy Editor The coronavirus pandemic has paved the way for 2020 to be a year like no other— from a multitude of countries going into complete lockdown to stock market trading halting in many places, the world has seen a number of unprecedented occurrences. However, none of these have been as bizarre [...]