Law and Economics is a relatively new sub-discipline straddling as the name suggests both economics and law. Although it was as early as the 18th century that Adam Smith discussed the economic effects of mercantilist legislations the subject really took off only in the 1960s.
Environmental discourses have been ascendant around the world in the last thirty-odd years, and the concept of sustainable development has gained a key place within these since its enunciation by the report Our Common Future (also known as the Brundtland Commission Report) in 1987.
Raghuram Rajan is a significant figure in the international financial landscape and nowhere more so than in India. He is currently Professor at the University of Chicago in the US but he was also Chief Economist at the International Monetary Fund from September 2003 until January 2007.
Sudipta Kavirajs brilliance as a political thinker, the front flap of the book claims, has remained something of a state secret for the fact that his publications are scattered in journals difficult to access. The Imaginary Institution of India, the first book in a trilogy of Kavirajs works, is thus a step towards dejournalizing Kaviraj.
Dr. Joshi, Chief Executive of Walchandnagar Industries Ltd., has written what could pass as an ethical base to the Janata blueprint of the sixth Five-Year Plan. The reviewer chooses to so regard this work, for the treatment of the economic content in the planning process that the author seeks to address is rather flimsy.
I had been following Sonia Faleiros work with some interest for the last few years, particularly her series of reports about Mumbais bar dancers and their difficulties in the wake of the ban on dancing in bars (not applicable to fivestar hotels and nightclubs, of course).