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Sex Ratio at Birth — The role of gender, class and education

The paper uses a class and education based approach to investigate the trends in the sex ratio at birth (SRB) in India. While the definition of the middle class is a purely economic one, it incorporates both social and economic...

The New Wealth of Nations reviewed in Dawn

"Bhalla's book is short and the arguments are expressed in simple, bold strokes. Sometimes his writing comes across a bit too breezy, but it is never superficial. He has a good sense of humour as well as knowledge of films...

Book Launch at the World Bank : The New Wealth of Nations

In this thought-provoking book, Surjit Bhalla contends that education is the new wealth of nations. Through a series of compelling arguments, anecdotes, studies, calculations, tables, and charts, this book offers insights into the definitions of the poor, the middle class,...

The New Wealth of Nations by LSE India Observatory

At this event, Surjit Bhalla will be discussing from his recent book The New Wealth of Nations. He argues that today, over 70 per cent of the world’s middle class reside in the erstwhile poor countries; world income inequality is...

How learning transformed the world

The under-appreciated economic miracle of education in Asia and beyond The emerging world was poor and illiterate just forty years ago. Today, over 70 per cent of the global middle class resides in the erstwhile poor countries. Much more than...

Smart Policies for Redistribution

India can, and must, reform its welfare system for a transforming India – more efficient redistribution is desirable for both ethical, and political, reasons.

The New Wealth of Nations

The very large increase in college graduates in the non-Western world, the growing educational achievements of women, and the radical change in gender roles is critical to the understanding of current-day mega-trends. Indeed, this unprecedented development—which creates competition globally and...

Dead parrots tell no tales

A forthcoming book explains that inflation, which haunted the world in the Seventies and the Eighties, is now only a windmill to be tilted at

Battle of the elites

The old elite won’t give up their privileges easily. They will try to derail the structural transformation happening in India and object at every turn.

Just why are farmers rioting?

It is politics that best explains the phenomena of farmer riots amidst growing prosperity.