Cognitive Biases in the times of a Pandemic

By Kritika Chakrabarti, Junior Editor. The outbreak and exponential growth of the novel coronavirus or covid-19 has not only compelled us to limit ourselves to the confinements of our respective homes but also kindled an urgent need for more and more information on this new and unknown monster engulfing more of us everyday. While most [...]

In Conversation with Dr. E. Somanathan: Environment, Policy, and Future

Source: Dr. E. Somanathan is an Environmental economist. He is a professor at the Economics and Planning Unit, ISI Delhi, and the Program Director at CECFEE, ISI Delhi (click here to learn more). To read Professor's research, click here.This interview has been published as a part of the Educational Initiative by the Editorial Team. [...]

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, [...]

Modeling the Death of Honor

Now, when someone from a relatively inferior group tries to marry into a so-called superior group, it supposedly ‘hurts’ the latter’s ego, and their fraudulent honor. And to relieve themselves of the lifelong disdain from other members of the society, the parents decide to kill their own blood and the lover.