There is a distinct possibility that GDP growth could be in the 6.5% range, so Modi needs to do some really hard thinking since business-as-usual isn’t working There is little to be gained by speculating over what exactly it was that led to Subhash Garg losing his job as theRead More →

New Delhi: Baba Ramdev took India by storm in the early 2010s. His shirshasanas, or headstands, have extended far beyond the world of yoga, upturning India’s multi-billion-dollar consumer goods industry. Over the years, Ramdev has adopted many avatars: Hindu ascetic, anti-corruption crusader and the guiding force behind the Patanjali empire. But whenRead More →

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen laughes during a news conference December 13, 2017 (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) GETTY Economists extol the theoretical virtues of competition. But in the practice of their own profession, they seem to oppose it, especially in opening up professional economics to women. A recent surveyRead More →

FEW ECONOMISTS can claim either to have successfully challenged the bedrock beliefs of their field or to have altered how governments pursue policies that affect millions. Alan Krueger, who died on March 16th, managed both. In research with David Card in the early 1990s, Mr Krueger showed, through careful dataRead More →

With only eight days left in their trade truce, top US and Chinese officials on Thursday returned to the daunting task of bridging a chasm between the world’s two largest economies. US President Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed the talks with Beijing are going “very well,” but concrete signs ofRead More →

  Noted Indian historian Sanjay Subrahmanyam has won Israel’s prestigious Dan David Prize for this year for his work on inter-cultural encounters between Asians, Europeans and people of North and South America during the early modern era. Mr Subrahmanyam, son of strategic analyst K Subrahmanyam and brother of former foreignRead More →