Can economics help achieve greater equality?

Can the field of economics help to achieve greater equality? Rohini Pande, an economist and director of the Yale Economic Growth Center, believes economists should consider notions of justice, not just efficiency.

As part of a large study, she and her colleagues, along with researchers from the Inclusion Economics initiative, are currently surveying more than 5,000 Indian women to better understand a major gender disparity in mobile phone use in the country and whether government policies might be needed to correct the imbalance.

Pande is a member of Yale’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), which is home to more than 1,200 faculty and 50 departments and programs that span the divisions of Humanities, Social Science, and Science, and the School of Engineering & Applied Science and provide the instruction to the students of Yale College and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

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