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Posts by Jean Drèze

DRAMA at the farm gate

Describing the new ‘APMC (Agricultural Produce Market Committee) Bypass Act’ as a ‘Dual Regulation of Agricultural Marketing Act’ or DRAMA, Jean Drèze argues that the legislation's odd framew...

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Balancing corruption and exclusion: Comment on the response

The role of Aadhaar in reducing corruption in the PDS has been highly controversial. In a recent I4I article, Muralidharan et al. summarised the insights of their study of Aadhaar-based biometric auth...

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Balancing corruption and exclusion: A rejoinder

The role of Aadhaar in reducing corruption in the PDS has been highly controversial. In a recent I4I article, Muralidharan et al. summarised the insights of their study of Aadhaar-based biometric auth...

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ड्यूएट: शहरी रोजगार योजना हेतु एक प्रस्ताव

ज्यां द्रेज़ शहरी क्षेत्रों में रियायती सार्वजनिक रोजगार की एक सरल योजना का प्रस्ताव प्रस्तुत करते हैं, जो कई सार्वजनिक संस्थानों की खुद की पहल के आधार पर बनाई गई है। ...

  • विचार-गोष्ठी

DUET: A proposal for an urban work programme

Jean Drèze presents a proposal for a simple scheme of subsidised public employment in urban areas, generated by multiple public institutions on their own initiative.

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Webinar: Impact of Covid-19 on informal and migrant workers in India

The International Growth Centre (IGC), in collaboration with I4I, organised a Webinar on 'The impact of Covid-19 on informal and migrant workers in India', with Jean Drèze (Ranchi University), Farzan...

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'न्याय' विचार-गोष्ठी: न्याय से अन्याय न हो

रांची विश्वविद्यालय के विजिटिंग प्रोफेसर ज्यां द्रेज़ ने भारत में सामाजिक सुरक्षा के व्यापक संदर्भ में ‘न्याय’ की भूमिका पर चर्चा की है और इस योजना के लिए कुछ संभावित सिद्धांत प्रस्तावित किए हैं।...

  • दृष्टिकोण

NYAY e-Symposium: Doing justice to NYAY

Jean Drèze (Visiting Professor, Ranchi University) discusses the role of NYAY in the larger context of social security in India, and proposes some tentative principles for the scheme

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Evidence, policy, and politics

Commenting on the concept of evidence-based policy, Jean Drèze argues that the relation between evidence and policy needs further thought. Based on his involvement with social policy in India, he bel...

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Ashok Kotwal speaks with Jean Drèze

I4I Editor-in-Chief Ashok Kotwal speaks with Jean Drèze, visiting Professor at Ranchi University and an ‘economist-activist’ who has been working in India at the grassroots level for a long time...

  • Notes from the Field

Economics among the road scholars

Jholawala Economics’ is a derogatory term that the urban elites use to dismiss the arguments of social activists without having to contend with them. However, some of the jholawalas are indeed first...

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The tale and maths of universal basic income

Commenting on the discussion on universal basic income in the recently released Economic Survey, Jean Drèze argues that UBI is an idea whose time will come, but that time is still quite distant as f...

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