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Why Harvard Professor Gita Gopinath is a good fit as IMF Chief Economist

Gopinath, who will bring fresh thinking to the IMF in dealing with challenges of capital flows and exchange-rates, earlier talked to about her journey and the US advantage in education.

Urjit Patel: India's new RBI governor is Yale and Oxford economist

Patel, who completed his Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University in 1990, has also worked at the International Monetary Fund.

What it takes to be a hedge-fund manager

A degree in a numerate subject like business, economics, accounting or maths is a good fit. An MSc could also be beneficial as could a CFA.

India′s Rise to Economic Stardom

With India’s economy humming along at 7.6 percent and faster, and a demographic bulge of young people set to explode onto the workforce, it should be easy for India to head towards economic stardom, writes Edward Luce in his book “In Spite of the Gods: The Strange Rise of Modern India.”

"Freshman year is breathless"

Mira Chhatwal, a freshman at Tufts University, says first-year students scramble to adjust to a new level of academics, while having a social life.

The MA Degree that will get you a job

It’s often difficult to figure out what to study during a postgraduate course, and remain conscious of what jobs may yield a healthy income afterwards. We’ve shortlisted some of the top options.

Adam Smith - the philosopher who invented Economics

Adam Smith studied at both Glasgow and Oxford, loved one and despised the other. Here we look at the father of classical Economics in his student days.

Amartya Sen: The Enlightened Economist

Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has made fundamental contributions to at least four fields: social choice theory, welfare economics, economic measurement, and development economics.

Book Review: The Airport Economist

Looking for a fun summer read? Look no further. This is one of the best books from which to grasp a slightly better understanding of cultural dynamics around the world – but also learn a little about how international economics actually works, in practice. And the bonus: the book will get a laugh out of you as you read!

Funded internship opportunity for doctoral students

If you are enrolled in a PhD in development studies, here’s your chance to do research at the United Nations University in Helsinki, Finland

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