Editorial: Diversity in Higher Education Gurumurthy Kalyanaram

As an academic, I am interested in the role of diversity in educational institutions, corporate work place, non-profit organizations, and in public policy making. But, here, in this short essay, I want to focus on one important question: Should diversity be a consideration to admissions in colleges and universities? This question resonates all over the Read More …

Editorial: New Strategic Opportunities for the United States in South Asia and Its Neighborhood

A version of this article appeared in Wilson Quarterly in Spring 2016. Please see the following link: https://wilsonquarterly.com/quarterly/the-post-obama-world/why-the-rise-of-south-asiashould-interest-the-u-s/ A salient, but somewhat overlooked, element of the Obama presidency is the rise of new strategic opportunities for the United States in South Asia and its neighborhood, through the revival and strengthening of democratic governments in large Read More …

Endogenous Modeling of Late Entry Penalties for Packaged Goods By Gurumurthy Kalyanaram

This editorial is abstracted verbatim from the following research manuscript: “ENDOGENOUS MODELING OF LATE ENTRY PENALTIES FOR PACKAGED GOODS by Gurumurthy Kalyanaram and Glen L. Urban, MIT Working Paper (WP #3412-92MSA).” The working paper can be obtained from Dr. Gurumurthy Kalyanaram. Introduction Numerous previous papers have documented the empirical relationship of early entry with market Read More …

Editorial On Diversity in Higher Education

In this special issue released on the occasion of University Day of NMIMS (Deemed to be) University, we present four thoughtful research manuscripts by scholars resident at NMIMS. We also present relevant abstracts from Dr. Radhakrishnan Commission Report of 1948, because we found the Report to be relevant in substantial measure even after almost 70 Read More …

From the Vice Chancellor’s Desk – Rajan Saxena

The world is passing through turbulent times caused by technological, socio economic and political changes. Many of these developments have created new paradigms in management of economies and organizations. One thing that has emerged is that change today is far more rapid and disruptive in nature. The response mechanism therefore has to be innovative and Read More …

The Challenges in Forecasting: Illustration of US Presidential Election Preferences Gurumurthy Kalyanaram

In Economics and Public Policy, forecasting is an important activity and a tool for scholars and practitioners. Central banks, governments, institutions, firms, scholars, and practitioners have to routinely forecast Gross Domestic Product, employment/unemployment,number of jobs created or lost, demand for products, money supply, interest rates, currency rates and more. There are numerous sophisticated forecasting methods Read More …