Archive for December 3rd, 2012

History of Urdu and its economics connection..

December 3, 2012

Yet another interesting speech from Justice Kajtu titled as What is Urdu? (Earlier speech on history of India here)

He explains how Urdu came up as a language and grew as a language.  It has now been lost and needs to be revived (Kajtu makes the case for Sanskrit as well).

He says Urdu was basically a khariboli:

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Behavioral economics in design of public policy..

December 3, 2012

A comprehensive and must read review on how behavioral economics can help in public policy. It is by Saugato Datta and Sendhil Mullainathan.

It looks at how  behavioral research findings can be made to use economic policy more meaningful and effective:

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