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..
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..
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..
Everyone concerned about the prospects of the Swachh Bharat Mission should check out this new paper in BMC Public Health by lead author Parimita Routray and some of the top thinkers in sanitation, available at this link here: They reach many of...Read More..
We are very happy to report to you that there are additions to the r.i.c.e. family. First of all, Kritika joined us as ha research fellow. Kritika has completed a Masters in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics. Her...Read More..
The Economist has used data from the Rapid Survey of Children (RSOC) report to discuss high rates of malnutrition that continue to exist, despite the decline in recent years. Read the full article here....Read More..
India, on Sunday morning, set two new Guinness World Records –for the most individuals performing Yoga at a single venue, and individuals from the largest number of nationalities performing it simultaneously. The prime minister took everyone by surprise when after...Read More..