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
In a tribute to Richard Thaler, recipient of this year’s Nobel Prize in Economics, Ashok Kotwal and Nalini Gulati discuss his pioneering work on decision-making that lies in the space between econom...
- Nalini Gulati Ashok Kotwal
- 10 October, 2017
Does political background of leaders matter for development?
The objective of this paper is to investigate whether a legislator's political background matters for development/provision of public goods. This project studies this issue at the sub-national level i...
- Aaditya Dar
- 25 July, 2017
- IGC Research on India
Using drones for social sector research
While drones have historically been used in military operations, their application for peaceful purposes has risen steeply in recent years. In this note, representatives from Outline India - a resear...
- Prerna Mukharya
- 19 June, 2017
- Notes from the Field
Kenneth Arrow, 1921-2017
In a tribute to Kenneth Arrow, Debraj Ray, Professor of Economics at NYU, outlines the contributions of the late Nobel laureate to economic thought.
- Debraj Ray
- 02 March, 2017
John Nash and modern economic theory
In a tribute to John Nash, Parikshit Ghosh, Associate Professor at Delhi School of Economics, outlines the revolutionary contributions of the late Nobel laureate to economic thought.
- Parikshit Ghosh
- 04 June, 2015
Clicks and editorial decisions: How does popularity shape online news coverage?
Identifying whether newspaper editors focus on what is ‘newsworthy’ or what is ‘trendy’ when choosing stories is important for the design of media regulation. This column shows how the popula...
- Ananya Sen Pinar Yildirim
- 18 May, 2015
The perplexing case of Gujarat
The common perception is that Gujarat has performed a lot better than the rest of India in terms of development, particularly in the past decade. This column analyses data recently compiled by th...
- Arka Roy Chaudhuri Ashok Kotwal
- 04 May, 2014
I4I Panel Discussion: A conversation on Indian Development
To celebrate the first birthday of I4I, we invited eminent economists Abhijit Banerjee and Raghuram Rajan to have a conversation about vital issues in Indian development.
- Abhijit Banerjee Ashok Kotwal Raghuram Rajan
- 31 July, 2013
In recent debates over issues such as the National Food Security Bill or the use of the Unique Identification, we seem to find people with similar values in opposing ideological camps. This editorial ...
- Ashok Kotwal
- 12 September, 2012
Case study on successful land acquisitions in Bihar
This project addresses the question of compensation policies for rural communities that lose their traditional lands and livelihoods to make way for business (e.g., industry, commercial agriculture, u...
- Maitreesh Ghatak Sandip Mitra Dilip Mookherjee
- 01 March, 2012
- IGC Research on India
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