Ashwini Deshpande

The writer is professor of economics, Delhi University.

Articles By Ashwini Deshpande

Buried in the rankings din

Gender gaps come in the way of business competitiveness. India should take its slide in The Global Gender Gap rating seriously.

A Brief Case for the Indian Jhola

This book serves as a timely refresher of current efforts to establish action-based research models that can positively influence public policy

Deprivation tales

Demand for quotas by powerful groups draws on perceptions, does injustice to truly disadvantaged

A Marketplace for Ideas

An enterprising glimpse into the fascinating world of economic thought.

The Quota Rush

Dominant castes demanding reservation erodes this limited, dwindling entitlement.

Poor transmission

Too often, radio is a medium for airing majoritarian, bigoted social beliefs.

Slowdown Stories

Beyond the shrill bipolarity of the Gujarat model versus the 2G scam, alternative explanations for underdevelopment.

Slowdown Stories

Beyond the shrill bipolarity of the Gujarat model versus the 2G scam, alternative explanations for underdevelopment.

The primary trauma

How casteism is expressed in schools, and how it perpetuates inequalities.

In Black and White

Doubts could have been addressed,not dismissed as ‘myths’

Because it breaks silences

We need to remind ourselves why affirmative action is a good idea

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