The Fault in Our Stars- The Libra Story

By Mita Chaturvedi (Miranda House) and Amartya Bhargava (IIT-Delhi) In June 2019, the social media giant Facebook formally unveiled its plans to launch a new cryptocurrency in 2020. Facebook says that it will have little to do with the decision making in this currency- but recent scandals have led to many distrusting the company. This, [...]

Perceiving Consumption: The Sharing Economy and the Subconscious

4 MIN READ. Would you like to share? Sharing is caring after all. By Aarti, Deputy Editor I came across two relatives. Where one advised me, that settling down means driving in one's own vehicle, living in one's own house; the other, was of the opinion, that why purchase a car (and insurance, fuel expenses, [...]

The German Miracle of Mittelstand; Is it really for the 21st century?

Deputy Editor Simran K What is the first thing that comes to your mind when I say “Industry”? Probably vast, magnificent plant sets, with long chimneys spewing out smoke, the idea of industry being stereotypically linked to large manufacturing bodies. Enter, TRUMPF, one of the world’s biggest providers of machine tools and laser technology, with [...]

The Euro Zone Crisis Explained : An overview of talk by Prof. Indradeep Ghosh

Miranda House was a centre stage of thoughtful deliberation and enthusiasm as Dr. Indradeep Ghosh, Professor at Meghnad Desai Academy of Economics, gave students an insight into ‘Why the Euro is in Crisis?’. Dr Ghosh began by saying that the Euro zone crisis has a broader impact than just countries of Europe, given the globalised [...]

The unknown contributors !

Not all economists, no matter how successful within the narrow confines of the field, have the gift of being able to communicate their ideas to a wider audience from a variety of fields or to translate technical models into policy recommendations that persuade policy-makers. Here are three such economists who can lead India towards remarkable [...]