Rahul Jacob wrote a piece today in the Business Standard, highlighting r.i.c.e.’s research and calling on the government to convince people to use latrines if the SBM is to have any impact on public health, rather than simply meeting latrine...Read More..
Two pieces of news today. First, a new paper in PNAS by Francis Dennig, Mark Budolfson, Marc Fleurbaey, Asher Siebert, and Robert H. Socolow: Inequality, climate impacts on the future poor, and carbon prices. It is available for free at...Read More..
Angus Deaton's Nobel lecture is Tuesday. You can watch it online here, at the Nobel prize website. The lecture is at 1:30 pm Central European Time. To make life easier on everyone in r.i.c.e., that's: 6:00 pm here in India,...Read More..
- Topics: Environment
Today the Indian Express published my op-ed: Question from a future India. The question I imagine is from the future Indians who will be so profoundly impacted by the decisions at this week's climate summit in Paris: who was politically...Read More..
Dean and Nicholas's new paper in Economics and Human Biology studies the effect of early life health and adult wages for men in India. Read the full paper here....Read More..
This week, Economic and Political Weekly published my review of Joshua Greene's book Moral Tribes. The review begins by considering the arguments Greene makes for the implications of moral psychology for ethics: perhaps many of our ethical intuitions are as...Read More..
Diane and I just finished teaching a weeklong workshop at the Indian Statistical Institute in Delhi, where we taught about how to write empirical papers using demographic datasets in Stata. In particular, we focused on demographic decomposition techniques as a...Read More..
Today, the Economic Times wrote about the findings of an NSSO report on toilet use. The report reveals that just 46% of toilets built in rural India, and 50% of those built in urban India, are being used. According to ET...Read More..
Dean's article in Global Nutrition Report's website talks about how measuring open defecation and promoting toilet use in India can help children grow to their full potential. Hence, helping make World Toilet Day a Happy World Toilet Day! Read...Read More..
Nicholas Kristof, who is visiting rural Uttar Pradesh, wrote about the causes and consequences of India's malnutrition problems in his NYT column yesterday. We were thrilled to see that he discussed many ideas that have emerged from r.i.c.e. research. He...Read More..
Diane and I congratulate our teacher Angus Deaton in the Indian Express: Congratulations Angus Deaton, who taught us about measurement In the preface to his magisterial 2013 book The Great Escape, Angus Deaton thanks his teachers. “Richard Stone was perhaps...Read More..
Recently, we at r.i.c.e. have been learning a lot about air pollution -- how it is measured, why it is bad for health, where it comes from, who is most at risk, and many other things. Because Delhi has a...Read More..
Today, Diane's article on maternal undernutrition and maternity entitlements came out in India in Transition, as well as the Hindu Businessline. Here is the text of the article from Hindu Businessline: Healthy mothers give birth to healthy children who grow...Read More..
- Topics: Sanitation
Today is Gandhi Jayanti, which marks the first anniversary of the Swachh Bharat Mission. r.i.c.e. marked the occasion a few days ago by hosting a Conference on Purity, Untouchability, and Open Defecation: Starting a Conversation for a Swachh Bharat. At the...Read More..
If you would like to attend the conference, you must register by here by 25th Sept. Last year, the Government of India launched the Swachch Bharat Mission, aimed at eliminating open defecation by 2019. How can the widespread adoption of latrine use...Read More..