Educational Initiative

Hello there! Under this initiative, the editorial team is publishing transcripts of interviews with eminent personalities that cover concepts and subjects related to Economics and other social sciences, which are unfortunately neglected at the university. We aim to provide our student readers (with the help of expert interviewees) an undergrad friendly lecture-note cum interview post experience, adding up to our learning journey during undergrad. The initiative has been kicked off with a 4 post series (with Professor Saptarshi Mukherjee) on game theory and has received an encouraging response from our undergrad fellows at the university. We are working with Dr. Jan Steckel and Dr. Michael Jakob, both at MCC Berlin (Environmental Economics); Mr. Manu S. Pillai (Looking at Economics under an Historical Lens); Dr. Subramanian Swamy (Credibility of data, intersection of law and economics, and the economic policy in current scenario); Mr. Sumantra Pal at Heidelberg University (Women Economics & Economics Policy: Evidence from North-East); Dr. Arunava Sen at ISI Delhi (Economic Theory/Game Theory); Dr. E. Somanathan at ISI Delhi (Environmental Economics); M. R. Madhavan, President of PRS Legislative Research (Public Policy in India).

IX: Public Policy in India with M. R. Madhavan

  1. Research Interests, the Banking Sector and PRS Legislative: https://wordpress.com/post/ecotalker.wordpress.com/5780
  2. PRS Legislative-Problems Faced and Student Participation in Politics (Part II): https://ecotalker.wordpress.com/2021/03/09/in-conversation-with-m-r-madhavan-public-policy-in-india-part-ii/

VIII: Environmental Economics with Dr. E. Somanathan

  1. Environment, Policy, and Future: https://ecotalker.wordpress.com/2020/01/16/in-conversation-with-dr-e-somanathan-environment-policy-and-future/

VII: Economic Theory/Game Theory with Dr. Arunava Sen

  1. Economic Theory, Solomon Judgement, and Voting Behavior: https://ecotalker.wordpress.com/2020/02/03/in-conversation-with-dr-arunava-sen-economic-theory-solomon-judgement-and-voting-behavior/
  2. Fair and Lovely, Bankruptcy, and the World of Ideas: https://ecotalker.wordpress.com/2020/04/08/in-conversation-with-dr-arunava-sen-fair-and-lovely-bankruptcy-and-the-world-of-ideas/

VI: Credibility of data, intersection of law and economics, and the economic policy in current scenario with Dr. Subramanian Swamy

  1. Learning Times, PM-KISAN, and Missing Data: https://ecotalker.wordpress.com/2020/01/05/in-conversation-with-dr-subramanian-swamy-learning-times-pm-kisan-and-missing-data/
  2. Research Days, the Slowdown, and Innovation: https://ecotalker.wordpress.com/2020/01/30/in-conversation-with-dr-subramanian-swamy-research-days-the-slowdown-and-innovation/

V: Economics Under a Historical lens with Manu S Pillai.

  1. Impact of economic structures on certain groups, history beyond the usual narrative and women in history: https://ecotalker.wordpress.com/2020/02/24/in-conversation-with-manu-s-pillai-economics-under-a-historical-lens/
  2. The Sabrimala Conflict and Manu S. Pillai’s book: https://ecotalker.wordpress.com/2020/03/01/in-conversation-with-manu-s-pillai-economics-under-a-historical-lens-2/
  3. Unexplored History, Slavery, and Advice to Students:
    https://ecotalker.wordpress.com/2020/03/31/in-conversation-with-manu-s-pillai-economics-under-a-historical-lens-3/

IV : Game Theory II with Professor Arunava Sen, ISI Delhi

  1. Economic Theory, Solomon Judgement, and Voting Behavior. https://ecotalker.wordpress.com/2020/02/03/in-conversation-with-dr-arunava-sen-economic-theory-solomon-judgement-and-voting-behavior/
  2. Fair and Lovely, Bankruptcy, and the World of Ideas
    https://ecotalker.wordpress.com/2020/04/08/in-conversation-with-dr-arunava-sen-fair-and-lovely-bankruptcy-and-the-world-of-ideas/

III : Environmental economics with Dr. Michael Jakob, MCC, Berlin; Professor E.Somanathan, ISI Delhi

  1. Environmental Economics, Myths, and Research with Dr. Michael Jakob: https://ecotalker.wordpress.com/2020/01/08/in-conversation-with-dr-michael-jakob-environmental-economics-myths-and-research/
  2. Environment, Policy, and Future with Dr. E. Somanathan:
    https://ecotalker.wordpress.com/2020/01/16/in-conversation-with-dr-e-somanathan-environment-policy-and-future/

II: Indian Economy and Research with Professor Dr. Subramnian Swamy, Harvard University and IIT Delhi

  1. Learning Times, PM-KISAN, and Missing Data: https://ecotalker.wordpress.com/2020/01/05/in-conversation-with-dr-subramanian-swamy-learning-times-pm-kisan-and-missing-data/
  2. Research Days, The Slowdown and Innovation: https://ecotalker.wordpress.com/2020/01/30/in-conversation-with-dr-subramanian-swamy-research-days-the-slowdown-and-innovation/

I: Game Theory with Professor Saptarshi Mukherjee, IIT Delhi

  1. Introducing Game Theory, Social Choice Theory, and Mechanism Design:
    https://ecotalker.wordpress.com/2019/11/06/in-conversation-with-prof-mukherjee/
  2. Mechanism Design in Climate Change Treaties: https://ecotalker.wordpress.com/2019/12/08/in-conversation-with-prof-mukherjee-series-mechanism-design-in-climate-change-treaties/
  3. Regulatory Capture, Strategyproof Choices, and Cooperation: https://ecotalker.wordpress.com/2019/12/10/in-conversation-with-prof-mukherjee-series-regulatory-capture-strategyproof-choices-and-cooperation/
  4. Game-theoretic Modeling, Conditional Cooperation, and Indian Masters Econ Entrances: https://ecotalker.wordpress.com/2019/12/19/in-conversation-with-prof-mukherjee-series-game-heoretic-modeling-conditional-cooperation-and-indian-masters-econ-entrances/