Continuing my previous discussion of complex interaction among social choice, development and democracy in Bihar, I would be outlining how predominance of agriculture and resulting land relations among people has played a crucial role in shaping social and economic life in Bihar. 2,051 more words
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Taking the next step of what I have started in the last blog on examination of social choice and development experience of Bihar, here is the second part. 3,003 more words
For me, being at Harvard and not enrolling for Prof Amartya Sen classes was unthinkable. So as soon as I progressed to third semester of MPA/ID class in fall of 2010, when students could take optional courses even outside Harvard Kennedy School, I was determined to enroll for whatever Prof. 1,429 more words
Over the last few months, we’ve been seeing an increase in media coverage of the plight of refugees and migrants trying to make the journey to Western Europe. 819 more words
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For decades, “family planning” was synonymous with contraception. The Guttmacher Institute — a prominent reproductive health think tank — stated that “controlling family timing and size can be a key to unlocking opportunities for economic success, education, and equality” for women.
If we view economics as a method of decomposing (or unwriting) our stories about the world into the numerical and functional structures that let them create meaning, the Shapley value is perhaps the extreme limit of this approach. 4,862 more words