Beijing has changed its One Child Policy but past experience shows that demographic reversals are not easy. The experience of Japan and several countries in Southern Europe that are now trying very hard to avoid demographic collapse, suggests it is not easy to switch back. Abhijit Banerjee writes.
A study on the use of improved cooking stoves in Odisha proves that new technologies work best only when they sit lightly on the lives of their users, Abhijit Banerjee writes.
Why are we so outraged by the view that the recent rash of rapes in India has something to do with public displays of intimacy? Abhijit Banerjee
The Aadhaar-enabled direct cash transfer scheme will not solve all problems that dog the State’s delivery programmes. Still, it is a worthwhile experiment. Abhijit Banerjee
Private investment may not be the perfect solution to the problems our national airline faces. But, the public cannot be made to pay the high cost of public sector intervention, Abhijit Banerjee writes.
We cannot fix climate change on our own. It is the original collective action problem. It will not work unless almost all the large economies come together on one platform. Abhijit Banerjee