The Monthly Newsletter of Nickeled & Dimed and Centre for New Economic Studies (CNES) have been released for the months of February-March 2018! Check them
Using Benedict Anderson’s argument that hegemonic beliefs only operate at the level of ideas, author through this essay, attempts to unveil the roots of Nationalism to help the reader reach an “Archimedean vantage point from where the ideals imposed by nation-form can be critiqued” and an India replete with plurality of cultures, religions and ethnicity can be re imagined.
In the following article, the author Harshit Pai, talks about how financialisation of the food market is making the world’s poor go hungry. He talks about the role of futures markets; how a boon for farmers became their bane. Read on to know more..
In the following article, the author, Spandan Pattnaik, follows a multidimensional approach and tries to analyze the ongoing banking crisis in India. The article highlights various loopholes in the banking system, the major causes for an account becoming a stressed asset and relate them to various crisis attributes. It examines the crisis from an institutional perspective to an individual and household’s perspective. Finally, it makes recommendations to tackle those problems.
Through this article, Professor Ashit Kumar Srivastava explores the idea of privacy, it’s relationship with AADHAR and how it links to Constitutionalism. The article also looks at judgements from the U.S Supreme Court and relies on them to further elucidate on the concept of informational security. Read on more to find out..
In this paper Mr. Devashish Mathur attempts to look at the Irish Banking Crisis from the lens of behavioral economics. Irish Banking Crisis in 2008 made Ireland a ‘public finance posterchild’ prior to the European Debt Crisis of 2009.The paper specifically focuses on Irish Banking Crisis as to how banks failed without venturing into the other causes leading to the Debt Crisis.
In this article, Shubhalakshmi Bhattacharya explores the interdependence between a national economy and the global economy through an analysis of the Greek economic crisis.
The essence of this article written by Viswas Viswanath is to look at the exclusion of the LGBT community through an economic lens rather than a socio-cultural one. It focuses on the influence behavioural economics has on this exclusion as well as looks at the crisis which could arise out of the “identity bias” attribute of behavioural economics. Read on to find out more!
This article is the next one in the Quantum Decision Theory Series. In the following article, Professor Sudip Patra describes the two stages of development in the basic quantum theory. He also discusses about the different techniques from Quantum Field Theory.
Mr.Ashit Kumar Srivastava talks about the role of the Union Government as a ‘Data Fiduciary’ after the Puttuswamy judgment which cements the Right to Privacy as a Fundamental Right under Article 21 of the Constitution of India. Even though it is a negative right demanding non-interference of the State, with the Adhaar initiative, the Author argues, there is a positive obligation on the State to protect the data collected by means of UIDAI remains safe.
Bertrand Russell’s, “Marriage and Morals” was published 9 decades ago and yet the foundations of modern marriage are deeply embedded in the past which have invoked a certain moral bias. This article by Guneet Singh Sidhu juxtaposes Lord Russell’s arguments against contemporary marriage scenarios to examine the “modern marriage”.
In this article, Sanjana Medipally explores the herd mentality of the stock market by taking a close look at the dot-com bubble. The article looks into this bubble and the impact it had, especially due to the creation of the internet and it’s impact on the growth in the revenue of companies. Read on to find out more about this phenomenon and its consequences!