Archive for May 15th, 2014

Public Institutions in India: Performance and Design..

May 15, 2014

I have been reading this  book —  Public Institutions in India: Performance and Design. It is edited by Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Devesh Kapur.

The book has excellent essays written by scholars on various kinds of public institutions in India:

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Behavioral economics of unemployment and obesity

May 15, 2014

Nice article in WaPo (HT: MR blog).

It looks at this side-effect of rising unemp – rise in obesity. People are depressed on being unemployed and start eating:

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Road Safety – Choice Architecture in Sweden..

May 15, 2014

This blog had earlier pointed to this fascinating story on how Sweden managed to lower its road accidents and deaths.

Gulzar adds to the discussion from a behavioral perspective. He is mostly alert to the various nudges being implemented around the world:

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