An economist in the making, interested in ideas of development economics and political economy. Subscribe to my insights at whatifeconomics.substack.com

In 2001, Shoshana Zuboff coined the term ‘surveillance capitalism’ for what once was a panacea in the wake of the dot-com bust, which now has emerged as a form of capitalistic accumulation of behavioral data.

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Human capital accumulation is equally essential to the production process in an economy, as is physical capital formation. The article outlines the evolution of economic growth theory — from homogeneous labor to human capital.

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A Universal and Unconditional Basic Income is a disincentive to employment and financial sovereignty that ought to do more harm than good in the long run.

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Sparing the technical details of what happened, the article draws lessons from the GameStop frenzy and comments on the growing financialization of the world economy and its implications on the state of present-day capitalism.

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A theory to explain causal pathways of anticipated impact after initiating an intervention, used in monitoring and evaluation methods, in development economics.

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While the governments and policymakers set development goals, they often neglect the privations of rural areas. The article talks about Michael Lipton’s Urban Bias Thesis, illustrating this phenomenon and its present-day relevance.

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In the face of climate change, nudging human behaviors with more transparent and symmetric information might be a way to protect the environment from severe damage any further.

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Market power, often calculated by the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index, has increased, within several industries, with the advent of globalization and digitization. But does more power mean more efficiency in market outcomes?

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This article outlines a theory of economic development and the inequities of profits, consumption, and savings by different socio-economic classes.

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Fields of psychology and sociology dominated the study of criminology until economist Gary Becker introduced the role of preferences in the theory of criminal behavior and how punishment can influence these preferences.

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