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Some Thoughts on the Macroeconomics Curriculum in India

In November 2011, students of a basic course in Economics at Harvard University walked out of the classroom in protest against what they saw as the one-sidedness of the curriculum. What kind of macroeconomics is on the curriculum in Indian Universities? A select survey.

Some Omissions

The survey on experimental economics (EPW, 27 August, Vol XLVI, No 35) was exhaustive. However, there were some important omissions. First of all the survey does not mention the contributions of George Katona. He b elonged to the Michigan School and introduced an approach emphasising empirical...

Exclusion of Pedestrians and Cyclists

This is with reference to your editorial entitled “Distress of ‘Automobilisation’” (EPW, 16 January 2010). Cities in my state of Kerala were famous for the many forms of non-motorised transport (NMT) systems, like horse-pulled jadkas in Thiruvananthapuram and cycle rickshaws in Kochi during the...

Nurksian Contributions and Development Economics Curriculum

With the passing of the birth centenary of the great development economist, Ragnar Nurkse, it is time to examine the curriculum of development economics in Indian universities, and particularly, Nurksian contributions to the subject matter.
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