Unravelling Industries: The Economics of SRH Products in India

By Riya Kalia, Editor-in-Chief Sexual health is integral to the overall well-being of people of all demographics. Despite its importance as a component of physical, mental and social well-being, the Indian market pays dreadingly limited attention to consuming sexual reproductive health (SRH) and family planning (FP) products.   This neglected market can be attributed to Indians’ [...]

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Hello, Won’t You Change the Curriculum?

Annavajhula J.C. Bose, PhD Department of Economics, SRCC Sensible curriculum redesigners anywhere typically interface themselves with these two questions: First, what kinds of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values are necessary to understand, engage with and shape a changing world towards a better future in, say, one or two decades from now? And, secondly, how can [...]

Memories and other things we inherit

By Ashmita Chowdhury, Editor-in-Chief The most poignant remnants of our subcontinent’s partition history are moments in which family heirlooms are brought out of dusty corners along with tales of lost memories and identities. These archives contain vestiges of long-forgotten family histories and ethnographies, defying the temporality that characterises most material objects. They embody histories and [...]

Foreign Investors and Domestic Public Spending

Annavajhula J.C. Bose, PhD Department of Economics, SRCC Why do foreign investors oppose government spending in India and other developing countries?  Did you ever come across this question, at least during the last two years of  COVID-19, and think about a possible answer?  The Research Unit for Political Economy enlightens you as follows. The reason [...]

SPOOK-ONOMICS: The Hidden Economic Metaphors in Horror Movies

By Aditi Gupta, Deputy Editor One of the most fun things about the Halloween season is the horror movies. From the slasher classics to new paranormals, they’re all packed sure shot of adrenaline. For thrill-seekers who don’t want to get out of their homes, they’re the perfect and affordable (sometimes unrealistic) recreation available. As said [...]

Finance, Industry and Labour

Annavajhula J.C. Bose, PhDDepartment of Economics, SRCC Financial activities include dealings in stocks and bonds, mortgages, financial derivatives, futures, foreign exchange, and many other types of assets, as well as making old-fashioned loans. They are traditionally distinguished from non-financial economic activities, where the latter refers to the production, storage, and distribution of goods and the [...]

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The Economic Impact of COVID-19 on the Indian Middle Class: An overlooked segment of our population

By Srishti Menon, Deputy Editor SOURCE A 2021 report by The Pew Research Centre, an American think tank based in Washington, D.C states: “The poor live on $2 or less daily, low income on $2.01 to $10, middle income on $10.01 to $20, upper middle income on $20.01 to $50 and high income on more [...]

Popular Economics

By Annavajhula J.C. Bose, PhDDepartment of Economics, SRCC Popular economics is economics for people, not profits.  Assume that you are an American of Indian origin and you have graduated in popular economics from UMass, Amherst.  If you are asked to tell a timeline story of neoclassical economics giving way to Keynesian economics in turn giving [...]