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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 ..

Angus Deaton’s contribution to Indian policy making

The main focus of the Deaton’s study is on measurement issues. In the 1980’s, the research in the economic development was mostly based theoretical and wherever it was empirical, it was based on the aggregate data from nation accounts. And the studies were based on several assumptions about individual consumption behaviour. Deaton questioned the notion ..

News Today Notes: June 1, 2010

India’s First Smoke Free StateOn May 31, 2010, (World No Tobacco Day) Sikkim has become India’s First state to be declared as “Smoke Free State” in India. New DGP of Maharastra?D. Sivanandan takes charge as Maharashtra’s new Director General of Police (DGP), taking over from A.N. Roy, who was retired. New Chairman of Railway Board:Vivek ..