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Economics and Climate Justice Activism

Presentation, September 2021 | Robert Pollin, Tyler Hansen


How China Escaped Shock Therapy Interview with Rob Johnson

Interview, August 2021 | Isabella Weber, Rob Johnson

>> Watch interview from the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET)>> Learn more about "How China Escaped Shock Therapy." In an interview with INET's Rob Johnson, Isabella Weber discusses her new book on how China managed its transition from central planning to markets.

Mapping Religion, Space, and Economic Outcomes in Indian Cities

Working Paper, August 2021 | Sripad Motiram, Vamsi Vakulabharanam,

Sripad Motiram and Vamsi Vakulabharanam deploy a socio-spatial approach and use a spatially representative survey in Hyderabad and Mumbai to analyze the relation between city, space, and religion. They identify poor-ghettos and elite-enclaves in Hyderabad and Mumbai. In both cities, ghettos have a high proportion of Muslims, while enclaves are dominated by non-Muslim inhabitants. Ghettoization of Muslims is far more pronounced in Hyderabad than in Mumbai. A key finding on the relation between city space and religion is that compared to segregated neighborhoods, mixed (“grayer”) neighborhoods produce better economic outcomes like lower poverty.

When Governments Fail: A Pandemic and Its Aftermath

Book, August 2021 | Vikas Rawal, Jayati Ghosh, C.P. Chandrasekhar,

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