Economics & Social Science
India has seen substantial improvement in access to education nationwide, but there are concerns about the quality of education and consequently, the employability of school and college graduates. Large numbers of India's youth also face the problem of inequality of opportunity.
Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to provide a bottom-up perspective about the operational and policy challenges of undertaking adaptive action in water-scarce environments of India.
Fiat and Forbearance’: The Challenge of Capturing Plurality and Diversity in Environmental Governance
A close reading of India's Constitution indicates that the ideals of pluralism and diversity underpin our basic approach to environmental issues. All the same, the past record of environmental governance in the country suggests that the twin ideals have not been adequately captured through appropriate policies and programmes.
In the recent years, two significant changes have taken place in an effort to address rural poor: Businesses have started recognizing potential of rural markets and governments have started using telecenters for providing G2C services to rural citizens.
With increasing globalization, many countries are considering opening their health systems to greater cross-border movement of patients. This is usually done from the viewpoint of a multi-lateral trade relationship. This paper considers the issues that arise from this debate from a bi-lateral perspective.
It is increasingly being discussed whether the Reserve Bank of India should react to rising food prices, generally considered to be due to supply shocks, when overall inflation seems to be under control.
It is well known that in a voting-over-income-taxation game, there exists no pure strategy equilibrium when votersâ incomes are exogenous (i.e., when individual voters make only consumption choices).
Improvements in communication and information technologies have allowed for the globalisation of health services, especially the provision of health services from other countries, such as the use of telemedicine. This has led countries to evaluate their position on whether and to what extent they should open their health systems to trade.
The potential for bi-lateral agreements in medical tourism: A qualitative study of stakeholder perspectives from the UK and India
In an increasingly globalised world, countries are assessing their position on trade in health services . Debates on the subject often centre on the World Trade Organisation's General Agreement on Trade in Services . This is removed from the reality, however, where most trade takes place regionally or bi-laterally .
Privately informed experts with heterogeneous expertise decide when to give advice and what advice to give. Each expert's utility depends upon that expert's own message as well as those of the other experts. Under different forms of payoff externalities, we find varying results for the optimal order in which messages are sent and the existence of herd behavior.