I4I@10: Annual lecture and panel discussion
We invite you to join us on 22 December, 2022, as we bring to you Ideas for India’s annual lecture and panel discussion to celebrate 10 years of I4I! Featuring an in-person meeting for the first tim...
- I4I Team
- 15 December, 2022
- Editors Corner
Role of history in shaping India’s economic development
As India is now completing 75 years of Independence, two big questions loom over the conversation around India’s economic development: How successful was the Indian economy before and during colonia...
- Bishnupriya Gupta Lakshmi Iyer
- 24 February, 2022
Left and right: Examining the evolution of political ideologies
With the advent of globalisation, the struggle between the ‘left’ and ‘right’ – as defined in Marxian terms – rapidly evolved from one between economic ideologies, to cultural wars. In thi...
- Pranab Bardhan Ashok Kotwal
- 16 September, 2021
Obituary: Dr Shaibal Gupta
Dr Shaibal Gupta, IGC India’s Bihar programme head, sadly passed away on 28 January 2021. He was one of India’s pre-eminent social scientists, widely regarded as the leading expert on the economic...
- I4I Team
- 29 January, 2021
I4I 2020 highlights: Note from the Editor-in-Chief
As we near the end of 2020, Editor-in-chief Ashok Kotwal reflects on the unprecedented and momentous year that was, and presents key highlights from I4I.
- Ashok Kotwal
- 24 December, 2020
Phone survey methodology for social and economic research in India
Data collection using face-to-face surveys has faced a roadblock in the wake of restricted mobility and social distancing guidelines to contain the spread of Covid-19. In this post, Coffey et al. desc...
- Diane Coffey Payal Hathi Nazar Khalid Nidhi Khurana Amit Thorat
- 11 November, 2020
Covid-19: Journey of a construction firm through the lockdown
To check the spread of Covid-19, Government of India announced a stringent, three-week national lockdown on 25 March 2020 – with some easing of restrictions in subsequent phases. This note chronicle...
- Suhas Jangle Bhargav Jangle
- 04 November, 2020
- Notes from the Field
RCTs for policymaking: Ethical and methodological considerations
The last decade has seen an increased adoption of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) for answering policy questions in developing countries. RCTs are being preferred over other research methods mainl...
- Sneha P
- 02 November, 2020
Doing our bidding: Auctions and the greater common good
This year’s Nobel Prize in Economics has been awarded to Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats. In this post, Parikshit Ghosh discus...
- Parikshit Ghosh
- 27 October, 2020
In the eyes of the beholder: How artisans set prices for their products
The developing world is replete with people working in low-income, but creative occupations, such as artisanship. However, little is concretely known about how they set prices for their products. Base...
- Aruna Ranganathan
- 13 August, 2020
Covid-19 lockdown and criminal activity: Evidence from Bihar
The lockdown imposed to fight the Covid-19 pandemic has had wide-ranging consequences for the society. This article analyses the impact of the lockdown on criminal activity in Bihar using up-to-date p...
- Rubén Poblete-Cazenave
- 23 June, 2020
The institutional partnership model: Embedding evidence into the policy equation
One path for capitalising on government interest in evidence-informed policymaking is for the research community to build long-term institutional partnerships with governments to create an ecosystem w...
- Sharanya Chandran
- 22 June, 2020
- Notes from the Field
The SHRUG: A new high-resolution data platform for research on India
The Socioeconomic High-resolution Rural-Urban Geographic Dataset on India (SHRUG) is a new data source that describes socioeconomic development in India. In this post, Asher, Lunt, and Novosad describ...
- Samuel Asher Tobias Lunt Paul Novosad
- 13 March, 2020
Death penalty for gender-based violence: A band-aid solution for a broken system
In 2018, Government of India amended the Protection of Children against Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 and the Indian Penal Code to provide for death penalty for rape of children under 12 years of ...
- Shreeradha Mishra
- 17 January, 2020
Note from I4I Team: Happy Holidays!
We are now closed for Christmas and New Year, until Thursday, 2 January 2020. We will be back in the New Year with new articles, perspectives, notes from the field, e-symposia, explainers, videos, and...
- I4I Team
- 23 December, 2019
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