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On the perils of embedded experiments

There is growing interest in ‘embedded experiments’, conducted by researchers and policymakers as a team. Aside from their potential scale, the main attraction of these experiments is that they se...

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Culture and development

How did human society evolve from being organised predominantly around large kin-based networks, to one with strong notions of individualism? To examine this question, Joseph Henrich (Harvard Universi...

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Nobel Prize in Economics 2021: Clarity, transparency, and credibility in empirical research

This year’s Nobel Prize in Economics has been awarded to David Card – for his empirical contributions to labour economics – and Joshua Angrist and Guido Imbens – for their methodological contr...

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Prof. Rohini Somanathan remembers Prof. Ashok Kotwal

Prof Rohini Somanathan pens a heartfelt tribute to our founder Editor-in-Chief Ashok Kotwal.

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Prof. Bharat Ramaswami remembers Prof. Ashok Kotwal

Prof Bharat Ramaswami pens a heartfelt tribute to our founder Editor-in-Chief Prof. Ashok Kotwal.

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Ashwini Kulkarni remembers Prof. Ashok Kotwal

Ashwini Kulkarni pens a heartfelt tribute to our founder Editor-in-Chief Prof. Ashok Kotwal.

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Prof. Anand Swamy remembers Prof. Ashok Kotwal

Prof. Anand V. Swamy writes a heartfelt account of how Prof. Ashok Kotwal came to influence him.

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Memories of Ashok Kotwal

Prof. Jean Drèze pens a heartfelt tribute to our founder Editor-in-Chief Prof. Ashok Kotwal.

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A tribute to Prof. Ashok Kotwal by Prof. Pranab Bardhan

Prof. Pranab Bardhan pens a heartfelt tribute to our founder Editor-in-Chief Prof. Ashok Kotwal.

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A tribute to Prof. Ashok Kotwal by Prof. Amartya Lahiri

Prof. Amartya Lahiri pens a heartfelt tribute to our founder Editor-in-Chief Prof. Ashok Kotwal.

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A tribute to Prof. Ashok Kotwal by Prof. Ashwini Deshpande

Prof. Ashwini Deshpande pens a heartfelt tribute to our founder Editor-in-Chief Prof. Ashok Kotwal.

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The inimitable Ashok Kotwal

Prof Sanjay Subrahmanyam pens a heartfelt remembrance for our founder Editor-in-Chief Prof. Ashok Kotwal.

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A tribute to Prof. Ashok Kotwal by Prof. Madhav Badami

Prof Madhav Badami pens a heartfelt remembrance for our founder Editor-in-Chief Prof. Ashok Kotwal.

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A tribute to Prof. Ashok Kotwal by Prof. Patrick Francois

Prof. Patrick Francois pens a heartfelt tribute to our founder Editor-in-Chief Prof. Ashok Kotwal.

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Remembering our Editor-in-Chief Prof. Ashok Kotwal

We regret to inform you that our Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Ashok Kotwal, passed away on 28 April 2022. Apart from being a founding member of Ideas for India, he was Professor Emeritus at the Department o...

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