February 01, 2016
The Experimental Turn in Economics
In this Mint article, IDFC Institute Fellow, Vivek Dehejia asks us to be wary of seeing randomized control trials (RCTs) as a revolutionary breakthrough in the world of economics and public policy.
February 01, 2016
The Truth of Democracy
Vivek Dehejia argues that at its founding the US was conceived of by its founders as a constitutional oligarchy embedding rule of law and civil liberties, not a democracy.
January 27, 2016
Why India Needs to No Longer Be an Ashokan Republic, But A Chanakyan One
The weak and all-pervasive Indian state is the result of Nehruvian thinking in the 20th century
January 21, 2016
How Much Of Indian History Is Really True
Playing the story-teller for India, Sanjeev Sanyal presents a case for a revamped version of Indian history through this informative video.
January 19, 2016
Start-up Policy: A Flipped Cart
Splurging taxpayer funds in venture capital to boost start-ups is illogical and a travesty of the ‘minimum government’ promise.
January 18, 2016
Testing Direct Democracy
The notion of direct democracy is being challenged—not in the name of liberalism, but of technocratic efficiency.
January 16, 2016
Public Sector Start-ups?
Government funding of start-ups, either directly or indirectly, in the midst of a thriving venture-capital industry, is ill advised.
January 11, 2016
Vivek Dehejia quoted in Open magazine to explain the gradualist approach to economic reform in the context of the performance of Narendra Modi's government.
December 28, 2015
Douglass North and the Importance of Institutions
Unlike the prevailing fashion then or now, North focused on perennial, grand questions of political economy
December 23, 2015
Misdiagnosis of the Rajya Sabha Malfunction
Praveen Chakravarty and Tathagata Satpathy explain "Why we must be very cautious of the current effort to reduce the powers of the Rajya Sabha and to dilute the provisions of the anti-defection legislation."...