Jean Drèze

The writer, a former member of the UPA’s National Advisory Council, is visiting professor at the department of economics, Ranchi University

Articles By Jean Drèze

Ill fares Aadhaar

There is little to show by way of Aadhaar benefits for the poor. And the costs are staring at us.

Hollowing out a promise

NREGA is a demand-driven programme and if the demand vanishes because wages are low and uncertain, nothing will be able to save it.

Know your Aadhaar

Bill Gates’s claim that it raises no privacy concerns is misleading. Crucial issues that have to do with confidentiality of data and state surveillance are at stake.

Dissent and Aadhaar

We have been numbed by a series of lies, myths and fictions about the project.

Kashmir’s hidden uprising

We know the Kashmir crisis. Or do we?

Book Review: The Voice of Reason

Pranab Bardhan’s collection of essays applies plain-dealing economics to a range of issues in policy and politics

The digging-holes myth

The view of MGNREGA as a makeshift work programme is far off the mark.

Unique identity dilemma

Sold as a voluntary facility, Aadhaar is turning coercive — despite judicial intervention.