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Research Projects

Harnessing the power of the UChicago economics community, TCD supports 27 research projects to understand some of India’s toughest challenges. Projects cover important sectors such as Behavioral Economics, Education, Energy & Environment, Health & Medicine, Labor Economics, Public Finance, Social Entrepreneurship, Water & Sanitation, and Urban Development.

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    Impact Stories

    TCD translates rigorous research into practice by working with policy entrepreneurs to help them make informed decisions. Read more about how TCD is having measurable impact on people’s lives.

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    Impact Story · Dec 18, 2018

    Star Rating Program: Empowering People to Fight Air Pollution

    The program has helped both Maharashtra and Odisha embrace transparency and information disclosure as a regulatory tool
    Energy & Environment
    Research Results
    Small financial incentives create the greatest behavioral shifts in combating diabetes epidemic in India Learn More
    Research Results
    India's new car tax policy encourages large car owners to purchase smaller cars Learn More
    Research Results
    New method of water quality testing proves effective in pinpointing pollution sources and ensuring regulatory compliance Read More

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