Archive for April 24th, 2014

Gujarat’s agriculture growth – what is the real story?

April 24, 2014

Came across this piece in ToI by Prof. Ashok Gulati, the eminent agriculture economist. I wish more agri econs wrote for media as there is much to know and learn. Instead of the usual macro jumbo-mumbo the media guys should actively seek scholars who do research on real issues.

Anyways, Prof. Gulati says if there is anything to learn from Gujarat’s story, it is agri performance. More than Gujarat, the blogger is interested in the agri story:

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Are electronic cigarettes a public good or health hazard?

April 24, 2014

An interesting case study by Prof John Quelch of HBS. And much like most things in economics there is dilemma here.

It is discussed in HBSWK series. E-cigarettes pose a dilemma to public policy people. On one hand (apologies to bring on this dreaded phrase), e-cigs bring benefits but on the other has negatives as well:

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