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Energy analytics: success stories

Note: This post was first published on the CIIE, IIM Ahmedabad’s blogIn part 1 of this series, we looked at the opportunity in energy analytics and how it can help individuals and organisations in energy savings, cost reduction and effective maintenance. In this post, we look at some prominent energy analytics startups that have successfully cracked this seemingly complex market. Continue reading

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Energy analytics: the opportunity

Note: This post was first published on the CIIE, IIM Ahmedabad’s blogThis is the first part of a 3-part series on energy analytics and the opportunities for startups in this area.

Energy is the source of life on earth and in today’s global scenario, holds more strategic value than any other commodity. While the ongoing search for alternative fuels has gained a lot of momentum in the past few years, the ever-growing rate of depletion of conventional sources of energy is a cause of concern for all of us. Continue reading

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Rexit: Taking note of Raghuram Rajan’s achievements as RBI governor

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Raghuram Rajan: The hero India needed but not the one India deserved

Raghuram Rajan, perhaps the only ‘Rockstar’ in the world who is not an entertainer, commands an immense amount of respect globally for his strong grip on matters of economics. Taking the charge of the RBI Governor when the Indian economy was in a state of despair, Rajan has performed exceptionally well. His resume is too good to be true. Continue reading

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On the science vs. social science debate

There has been a long-standing discussion on the nature of economics as a subject. Various erudite scholars and experts have held different views regarding whether economics is a science or social science. To develop a viewpoint on this matter it is important to understand the disciplines of science and social science inside out.

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On the origin of “economics”

“Which modern day subject of study derives its name from the ancient Greek word ‘oikonomia‘ meaning the ‘the rules or management of a household’?” This was a question that I encountered in one of the quizzes that I was participating in, way back in high school. Although, economics had been formally introduced to us as a subject but I was completely unaware of the etymology of the word ‘economics’. Continue reading

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