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Past Issue • Apr-Jun 2012

Tackling Child Malnutrition through Development Economics

Policy recommendations should be based on experiments conducted in the real world to have a deep and lasting impact, argues Professor Prakarsh Singh, citing results from his study on child malnutrition in the slums of Chandigarh.

Every Thursday evening between 1924 and 1936, an influential group of philosophers and mathematicians met at a café in Vienna to discuss how knowledge should be accumulated. They came to the conclusion that only scientific observation and experimentation in the real world could lead to true understanding.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

  • prakarsh-singh

    Prakarsh Singh

    Assistant Professor of Economics at Amherst College, Massachusetts.
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