Based on the research of Tarun Jain
Why does India have only 918 girls to every 1000 boys in the 0-6 age group? Surprisingly, the answer lies not only in discrimination against girls, but also in land inheritance traditions, says Professor Tarun Jain. As a result of parental competition for boys, girls grow up in larger families, get a smaller share …Read More »
In a multi-lingual country with large deficits in education, how does the language of instruction influence learning? Drawing on lessons from the British era, Professor Tarun Jain finds that the language-based reorganization of states helped improved literacy outcomes. In recent decades, mother tongue instruction boosted literacy rates by as much as 18%.
Tarun Jain is Assistant Professor in the Economics and …Read More »
Adoption of suitable impact assessment methodologies, which combine managerial insights with rigorous data analysis, are necessary for informed decision making and profitable results from the implementation of developmental projects. Four case studies are presented in this cover feature on Impact Assessment which shows that the results of such impact assessment exercises, themselves are inputs for future programmes.
The social and economic development budget of …Read More »
The effects of trust in poverty reduction programmes may last well after the formal programme ends, thus adding to the long term value accruing from them, says Professor Tarun Jain of the Indian School of Business, based on the findings from a study conducted on the JEEViKA Programme in Bihar.
The Bihar Rural Livelihoods Project (or “JEEViKA’’) is a poverty reduction …Read More »
Tarun Jain, Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Indian School of Business; Lata Gangadharan, Professor of Economics at Monash University in Australia; Pushkar Maitra, Professor in the Department of Economics at Monash University in Australia and Joseph Vecci, a PhD student in the Department of Economics, Monash University in Australia based on their field experiment conclude that …Read More »
Can a radical proposal to tackle harassment bribery work in practice? Professor Tarun Jain and his colleagues conducted an experiment to study the potential impact of implementing an asymmetric liability policy for bribe givers and takers. In this article, he presents his findings from the study.
On the anti-corruption website, www.ipaidabribe. com, the stories told by citizens are not of fixed …Read More »
Shyam Sunder, James L Frank Professor of Accounting, Economics, and Finance, Yale School of Management, talks to Tarun Jain, Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Indian School of Business (ISB), about accounting standards, experimental economics and education.
Tarun Jain: In your research you have emphasised that companies should be allowed limited choice of which financial reporting standards to …Read More »