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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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Although sugary beverages, alcohol, and tobacco products negatively affect health, imposing a tax on these commodities seems arduous for governments across the world, primarily due to conflict of interest among big corporations, civil societies, and consumer sovereignty.

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As the industry share of tobacco in China is on the rise — leading to an increase in revenues but also premature deaths — the state faces a trade-off between health concerns and tobacco-led economic growth.

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In the never-ending debate of automation of jobs, due to the rise of robots, leading to the redundancy of humanity, this article leaps forward to envision what the future of work beholds.

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Economics, and other related social science, have undergone a systematic evolution of randomized experimentation and econometric practices in managing and analyzing data over time.

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A 2017-study claims existence of dark triad traits among people who choose economics and business as academic majors.

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