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    • Methodological Individualism 

      Basu, Kaushik (2006-11-21)
      Methodological individualism - a belief that in explaining social phenomena we should begin from the individual as a unit of analysis - was a matter of debate and controversy a long time ago. Contemporary economists ...
    • Paradoxes of Game Theory 

      Basu, Kaushik (2006-11-21)
    • Participatory Equity and Economic Development 

      Basu, Kaushik (2006-11-21)
      The role of a person’s identity and sense of integration into society as instruments of economic development has been vastly underestimated in the literature in economics. We talk of policies to subsidize the poor and give ...
    • Punctuality: A cultural trait as equilibrium 

      Basu, Kaushik (2006-11-21)
    • Racial Conflict and the Malignancy of Identity 

      Basu, Kaushik (2006-10-11)
      This paper demonstrates how our sense of identity can emerge out of mere markers of social distinction that may have no innate significance, but, nevertheless, spread to various aspects of our lives and be the root of ...
    • Risk Coping, Social Networks And Investment In Rural Ghana 

      Walker, Thomas (2011-08-31)
      This dissertation explores how informal social institutions and social networks affect investment and consumption decisions in Ghanaian villages. While informal institutions create opportunities for risk sharing, they may ...
    • The role of norms and law in economics: An essay on political economy 

      Basu, Kaushik (2006-11-21)
      The THREE - HOUR stretch of road between Hazaribagh and Dhanbad in eastern India is as desolate as it is beautiful. One winter evening, some half a dozen years ago, as I was traveling ibis route by taxi to catch a train ...
    • Rural Credit and Interlinkage 

      Basu, Kaushik (2006-11-21)
      This paper is concerned with the modem theory of agrarian economic relations. Unlike most other areas, this subject developed from related findings generated by anthropologists and empirical economists, and from ...
    • Social norms and the law 

      Basu, Kaushik (2006-11-21)
      After one eats in a restaurant, that one has to leave a tip is a social norm, and that one has to pay for the food is law. As is evident from this, both norms and the law influence our behaviour. What we say, for instance, ...
    • Stackelberg equilibrium in oligopoly 

      Basu, Kaushik (2006-11-21)
      This paper shows that in a model of managerial delegation in □ duopoly, if an owner’s decision to hire a manager is modeled explicitly, then the subgame perfect equilibrium may coincide with the Stackelberg solution. I ...
    • Utility Measurement 

      Basu, Kaushik (2006-11-21)