Outsourcing or Subcontracting

By Dr. Annavajhula J.C. Bose, Department of Economics, SRCC. Outsourcing or subcontracting is a supremely favoured principle of manufacturing organization. There exists subcontracting if a firm does the following types of work according to the technical parameters and design specifications of the order set out in advance from another firm: (a) production of materials, parts [...]

In Conversation with Prof. Mukherjee Series: Regulatory Capture, Strategyproof Choices, and Cooperation

Professor Saptarshi Mukherjee is an associate professor at IIT Delhi. He works on mechanism design, social choice, game theory, bounded rationality and teaches microeconomics, game theory and mathematical economics.He received his PhD and graduated from ISI, Delhi Centre and was a post-doc fellow at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2011-2013.For more details on this series, [...]

In Conversation with Prof. Mukherjee Series: Mechanism Design in Climate Change Treaties

Professor Saptarshi Mukherjee is an associate professor at IIT Delhi. He works on mechanism design, social choice, game theory, bounded rationality and teaches microeconomics, game theory and mathematical economics.He received his PhD and graduated from ISI, Delhi Centre and was a post-doc fellow at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2011-2013.For more details on this series, [...]

YouTube: A Hornet’s Nest?

By Surbhi Bassi, St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi 14 February 2019 marked 14 years of YouTube, the revolutionary idea that changed the way we know video-sharing. YouTube -the most popular video-sharing site on the web today- is estimated to be worth $100 billion. But how did it come into existence? Well, the answer is [...]

Informal Employment

By Dr. Annavajhula J.C. Bose, Department of Economics, SRCC It would be a grave remiss on the part of the Indian Economy students if they have not yet reckoned with what is amiss in India in terms of the harsh realities highlighted by the two reports by some of India’s leading labour economists and liberal [...]

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Seminar on Multiculturalism and Populism by Prof. Kelly

Vishleshan, the discussions vertical of Arthashastra organized a seminar on Multiculturalism and Populism by Professor Paul Kelly. Professor Kelly is a professor of Political Philosophy at The London School of Economics and Political Science. Isheka Agarwal from Vishleshan attempts to give an analysis of the lessons from this seminar. MULTICULTURALISM In order to understand multiculturalism, [...]