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A professor at 23, he has won a $500,000 'genius grant'

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Dipak Bose
by Dipak Bose on Oct 13, 2012 12:10 PM  | Hide replies

I can understand research in science, engineering, medicines, but in Economics.
Western Economics is a rubbish subject; there is no need to do any research.
The conclusion they made are statling.

Amartya Sen got Nebel prize by writing that in 1943, about 5 million people were forced to starved to death by the British because Bengalis got a lot of money due to the British war efforts and as a result the Bengalis started eating too much rice so much so that others died as a result.

If you believe in Western Economics, you get these kind of weird results.

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B Das
Re: Meaningless
by B Das on Oct 13, 2012 10:57 PM
"It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt"

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Re: Meaningless
by Das on Oct 14, 2012 12:39 AM
Not just Western, its Eastern, Northern or any other form of economics, to borrow the late Henry Ford's phrase, is junk".

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Rahul Verma
Re: Re: Meaningless
by Rahul Verma on Apr 19, 2013 08:05 AM
agree .... economic theories just don't make any practical sense.

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People buy less when taxes are displayed
by a on Oct 12, 2012 09:09 PM  | Hide replies

and you need a genius to tell you that

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Dipak Bose
Re: People buy less when taxes are displayed
by Dipak Bose on Oct 13, 2012 12:12 PM
I am sure that he would say when due to Walmart coming to India all hawkers will be unemployed, their happiness would go up because they do not have to work any more. Thus, welcome Walmart. Then he will get the Nobel prize in economics.

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Next Indian as Nobel Prize winner in Economics
by DEBABRATA DEY on Oct 12, 2012 04:19 PM  | Hide replies

Well done Raj Chetty. Carry on research for next 5 years availing finance from the MacArthur Foundation award $500,000. This will give you more flexibility and time for a research group to work on big projects. Hope, you will be the next Indian as Nobel Prize winner in Economics.

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Re: Next Indian as Nobel Prize winner in Economics
by sam on Oct 12, 2012 05:16 PM
FYI, he is not an Indian Citizen..

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Don't come to India!
by SHREESHA RANGANATH on Oct 12, 2012 04:05 PM

Don't come to India. You will be made PM and you will become a boring, unsmiling, jaded, bureaucrat, parroting what is dictated to you without any individuality and application of mind. Hope you recall who I mean!

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samuel lepcha
Inspirational News INDEED
by samuel lepcha on Oct 12, 2012 02:39 PM

Congratulations Prof. Chetty. A research work which clubs theory and Praxis well, will certainly benefit those concerned. As wished, may many many low income students of India and around the world benefit from your success and the empirical theory evolved by you. I am proud of you.

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Charles Srinarayan
There is future is pursuing Economics
by Charles Srinarayan on Oct 12, 2012 02:28 PM

Last year a St. Stephen's student picked up a top job at the World bank at a start salary of 60 lacs p.a. Cheers

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by Venugopalan on Oct 12, 2012 02:08 PM

Raj Chetty - You are the inspiration for our young generations who are pursuing economics..

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Ritesh Gupta
Congratulations !!
by Ritesh Gupta on Oct 12, 2012 11:18 AM

You will be the source of many students pursuing economics to think out of the box

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Madhab Das
by Madhab Das on Oct 12, 2012 09:52 AM

Many many congratulations to u sir. This type of (truly) inspiring news should come in forefront.

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