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This article explores the critical issue of rising farmer suicides in India.

Published: 19th March
Written: Ronak Pol

TEC India (Budget 2017)

This is an economist’s perspective on the Union Budget for the year 2017-18

Part 1 (click here)
Part 2 (click here)

Idea of Taxation

In this article, we explore why some people go out of their way to evade taxes and how free riders can actually be one of the reasons for such behaviour

Published: December 10th, 2016
Written By : Ronak Pol

Return of the Income declaration scheme

This article talks about the Income declaration scheme that was released for the second time 20 days after the demonetization scheme was launched. In this article, we talk about the motive behind reintroducing such a scheme and understand it was a little to late.

Published: November 28st, 2016
Written By : Ronak Pol

Orange is the new Black

Let’s talk about Donald Trump and the whole American election situation.

Published: November 21st, 2016
Written By : Ronak Pol


Here we talk about the ban on 500 and 1000 rupee notes while understanding its effects on corruption and black money.

Published: November 8th, 2016
Written By : Ronak Pol

Smogged Capital

Understand how bad the pollution problems in Delhi are, will they get better in coming days and what are some of the reasons why Delhi has such high level of pollution.

Published: November 6th, 2016
Written By : Ronak Pol

Google Pixel : The new smartphone on the block

Smartphones is a 400 billion dollar industry with the top two players controlling nearly 37% of the market share. But with the launch of the new Google Pixel smartphone the internet giant is gearing up to go head to head with the flagbearers of the game.

Read more to understand who will be affected by this new Google Phone

Published: October 22nd, 2016
Written By : Ronak Pol

The contractual duo of Economics

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2016 was awarded jointly to Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmström “for their contributions to contract theory”.

Read more about their work and why no social scientist is beyond the realm of criticism.

Published: October 16th, 2016
Written By : Ronak Pol

Water Wars: India vs Pakistan

With growing tensions between India and Pakistan, Indus Water Treaty is now coming into play. India plans on expanding its usage of the west flowing rivers and this stands to seriously affect agriculture in Pakistan.

Published: October 9th, 2016
Written By : Ronak Pol

Markets and Surgical Strikes.

Surgical strikes in PoK sent a wave of uncertainty in the market. This week we understand how we can interpret new information when it enters the market, we talk about surgical strikes and why they caused our markets to slip.

Published: October 2nd, 2016
Written By : Ronak Pol

Old Problems & New solutions.

This week we talk about how behavioural research is being used to solve policy problems in a more effective manner.

Published: September 25th, 2016
Written By : Ronak Pol

Is “BIG DATA” making you buy more?

Behavioural research is being used to influence consumer decision. This week we explore the idea of how Big Data is used to influence consumer decision. How corporates are using their informational advantage to make you buy more and how we can use their systems to gain some extra perks while we make our purchase.

Published: September 17th, 2016
Written By : Ronak Pol

A new way to tackle water pollution

Water Pollution is a problem that economies around the world are trying to solve, but are yet to figure.

(Part – 1)

Part-1 explains the theory of Self-Governance as popularised by Dr.Elinor Ostrom (2009 Nobel laureate for Economic Science) and how it challenges the norm for Public Policy.

(Part -2) 

Part-2 uses the theory we explore in Part 1 and applies it to the Water Pollution Problem. Understanding how Self-Governing institutions can be used to solve Common Pool Resource Problems.

Published: September 10th 2016
Written By : Ronak Pol

Ganesh Chaturthi – Have we come too far?

This Ganesh Chaturthi lets take some time to look at what we set out to accomplish when we started this journey of “Sarvajanik Ganeshutsav” and what have we ended up achieving. Have we in our bid to glorify our sense of devotion toward the creator taken steps to destroy his creation? Find out by reading this article

Published: September 3rd 2016
Written By : Ronak Pol

Indias New Surrogacy Bill

To debate whether or not surrogacy affects our ethos, we need to first understand the merits of this bill and understand who stands to be affected by it.In this article we closely evaluate the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2016, giving credit where it is due but also criticising it for its shortcomings

Published: August 28th 2016
Written By : Ronak Pol

Who is our new Governor ?

Dr.Patel will take over the RBI once Dr.Rajan leaves. In this article, we take a brief look at Dr.Patel and his accomplishments explore probable ways in which he will shape our future policies.

Published: August 20th, 2016
Written By : Ronak Pol

Dr. Rajan’s Last Policy.

Dr.Rajan has been one of the most respected and followed central bankers in India, he is rightfully the Rock-Star Governor. Once he leaves the baton for monetary policy will be picked by the Monetary Policy Committee but before we get there we need to understand how policy works and also understand Dr.Rajans last policy address.

Published: August 14th, 2016
Written By : Ronak Pol

GST:What does it mean for Government?

We have all read about how GST stands to affect us as consumers but it’s about time to understand how it affects government. In this article, we explore ways in which GST will alter government spending and affect budget spending of different government bodies.

Published: August 7th, 2016
Written By : Ronak Pol

The TRUMP Vote.

Many people do not understand why Americans vote for Donald Trump. With Trump winning the presidential nomination this question has become more crucial than ever. In this article, Ronak Pol goes beyond the mainstream belief that all Trump voters are racist and explores why ordinary Americans might vote for Trump.

Published: July 30th, 2016
Written By : Ronak Pol

The Olympics.

The world is set to experience The Olympics on August 5th. With tickets sold out for the opening ceremony, the stadium still stands incomplete. This week we look at all the problems that Brazil faces. And also explore what lies in future for Brazil once the torch goes out.

Published: July 23nd 2016
Written By: Ronak Pol

The Refugee Olympic Team.

The Refugee Olympic Team is not just a platform for the refugees to show their talent but is a platform provided by the IOA for them to share their stories about the difficulties that they and countless others from their country face every single day.

Published: July 17th, 2016
Written By : Ronak Pol

The Economics of Immigration.

We observe that countries faced with a similar set of immigration-related questions have come up with distinctly different answers with some choosing to embrace it while others choosing to opt for a more enclosed society.

Published: July 9th, 2016
Written By : Ronak Pol

BrExit: an inflexion point for the world.

This can be the worst decision that Britons might have ever made,splitting the UK and also leading to increased turmoil in Europe, or we might witness a more unified Union and a Britain that grows faster than ever. Whatever might be the future, Brexit proves to be an inflexion point for the world.

Published: July 2nd, 2016
Written By : Ronak Pol