Excerpt: Jean Dreze's New Book With Luc Leruth

Excerpt: Jean Dreze's New Book With Luc Leruth

Luc Leruth with Jean Dreze | Wednesday September 02, 2020

Exclusive excerpt from 'Rumble in a Village' by Luc Leruth with Jean Dreze

Opinion: Excess Rice For Hand Sanitizers - But Not The Starving - By Jean Dreze

Opinion: Excess Rice For Hand Sanitizers - But Not The Starving - By Jean Dreze

Jean Dreze | Tuesday April 21, 2020

This is not the time to squeeze the states - the centre should act in people's best interest and open the godowns.

Opinion: Modi Government Gives Shock Treatment To Social Policy

Opinion: Modi Government Gives Shock Treatment To Social Policy

Jean Dreze | Monday September 11, 2017

The Modi government is finally getting some flak, as it should, for its confused economic policies, epitomised by the demonetisation blunder last year.

Opinion: A Book PM Modi Should Read Now

Opinion: A Book PM Modi Should Read Now

Jean Dreze | Friday May 12, 2017

"The idea that black money or wealth is held in the form of notes tucked away in suitcases of pillow cases is nave. And in any case, even those who are caught napping - or waiting - will have the chance to convert the notes through paid agents...But the gesture had to be made, and produced much work and little gain."

Opinion: The Straight Arrow, Brilliant Economist

Opinion: The Straight Arrow, Brilliant Economist

Jean Dreze | Thursday February 23, 2017

Kenneth Arrow was among the rarest of rare economists - exceptionally brilliant, learned, gentle and public-spirited. His departure from this world earlier this week, at the handsome age of 95, was a huge loss not only for the economics profession but for all of us.

Opinion: The Tale And Maths Of Universal Basic Income

Opinion: The Tale And Maths Of Universal Basic Income

Jean Dreze | Thursday February 02, 2017

UBI is an idea whose time will come, but that time is still quite distant as far as India is concerned.

Opinion: Universal Basic Income For India Suddenly Trendy. Look Out

Opinion: Universal Basic Income For India Suddenly Trendy. Look Out

Jean Dreze | Monday January 16, 2017

A recent headline in Quartz, an otherwise serious media agency, claims that Jammu and Kashmir is the first state in India to "commit to a universal basic income" (UBI). A glance at the original source quickly negates this claim: it is based on nothing more than "seeds of a thought" (sic) from the Finance Minister of J&K about possible cash transfers for a small minori...

Opinion: Child Development: Kerala Tops, Gujarat Flops, Bihar Hops

Opinion: Child Development: Kerala Tops, Gujarat Flops, Bihar Hops

Reetika Khera, Jean Dreze | Wednesday November 18, 2015

Children have been out of focus in recent debates on public policy in India. Even when budget cuts threaten to undermine child nutrition programmes, the mainstream media barely takes notice.