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London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) establishes a new academic position in honor of Amartya Sen

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has established the Amartya Sen Chair in Inequality Studies to honour the Indian-born economist, philosopher and Nobel laureate. The chair will provide coordination and strategic leadership on the inter-disciplinary analysis of inequalities at LSE. Besides, it will connect research on inequalities across the School, engage with ..

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2017 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences awarded to Richard H. Thaler

The 2017 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences has been awarded to Richard H. Thaler for his contributions to behavioural economics. Thaler is an US economist and the Ralph and Dorothy Keller Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. The Nobel Prize for Economics, worth 9 ..

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Nobel Prize winner economist Lloyd Stowell Shapley passes away

Renowned American mathematician and Nobel Prize-winning economist Lloyd Stowell Shapley passed away on 12 March 2016. He was 92. He had contributed to the fields of mathematical economics and especially game theory. He was considered one of the fathers of game theory. About Lloyd Stowell Shapley Born on June 2, 1923 in Cambridge, Massachusetts in ..

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Noted labour economist T.S. Papola passes away

Noted labour economist Dr. T.S. Papola passed away in New Delhi. He was 74. He had served as an advisor with the erstwhile Planning Commission of Union Government for eight years from 1987 to 1995. About Dr. T.S. Papola Papola was specialised in labour and employment, industrial economics, development planning, regional development and enterprise development. ..

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Subir Gokaran appointed as Executive Director of IMF

Renowned economist Subir Gokaran has been appointed as an Executive Director on the board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Mr. Gokarn’s name was cleared by Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He will replace Rakesh Mohan whose 3 year tenure ends in November 2015. He will represent grouping of ..

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