In Conversation with Dr. Subramanian Swamy: Learning Times, PM-KISAN, and Missing Data

Dr. Subramanian Swamy is an Indian economist, politician, and lawyer. He is currently serving as a nominated member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha. He received his BA from Delhi University, MS (Mathematical Statistics) from Kolkata, and Ph.D. (Economics) from Harvard University in 1965. He has had a stellar teaching experience at Harvard University and IIT [...]

AND THE CREDIT GOES TO…

Ever wondered why Economists are crucial to a business entity? Why, except for the obvious, are Economists so valuable in the world of commerce? Why Economics is still a very popular choice among students? The wide applications and reach of Economics as well as how concepts of economic theory convert into millions of dollars will [...]

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 [...]

Know Your Economist : Oliver Blanchard

OLIVER BLANCHARD BORN :  December 27,1948 NATIONALITY : France ALMA MATER : MIT FIELD OF INTEREST :  Macroeconomics CURRENT POSITIONS : Chief Economist at IMF (Since september 1,2008 ) EDUCATION : Blanchard earned his first degree at Paris Dauphine University, and graduated Ph.D. in Economics in 1977 at MIT. He taught at Harvard University between 1977 and 1983, after which time [...]

MAHBUB UL HAQ

Dr. Mahbub-ul-Haq was a Pakistani game theorist, economist, and professor of microeconomics at the University of Karachi who served as the 13th Finance Minister of Pakistan. Haq's 1996 book,” Reflections on Human Development”  opened new avenues to policy proposals for human development paradigms, such as the 20:20 Global Compact and the setting up of the [...]

Bjørn Lomborg

Born: January 6th, 1965 Occupation: Author, Researcher, Analyst Subject: Environmental Economics His Journey: Bjorn Lomborg was born January 6, 1965. M.A. in political science, 1991. Ph.D. in political science at the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen. 1994. Assistant professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Aarhus, 1994-1996. Associate professor at the [...]

ROBERT LUCAS JR.

  Robert E. Lucas Jr. is a Nobel Prize winning American economist. He received the Nobel Prize in 1995 for economics for his work on application of  his hypothesis of Rational Expectations. BORN: September 15, 1937 Yakima, Washington , USA NATIONALITY: United State FIELD : Macroeconomics INSTITUTION : University Of Chicago KNOWN FOR : Rational expectations, [...]