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Research Projects

Harnessing the power of the UChicago economics community, TCD supports 38 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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    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 · Jan 30, 2019

    Social New Venture Challenge – Shakti

    The Social New Venture Challenge (SNVC) is a competition held at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business for startups with a social mission at their core. In 2018, a $10,000...
    Social Entrepreneurship
    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
    Research Results
    The success of a nation wide health insurance program hinges on three primary factors: whether people sign up for the service, whether they use it, and whether hospitals participate. Read More

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    News · Nov 2, 2019

    1.5 million more people projected to die due to temperature rise in India; hill stations could also get affected

    Amar Ujala, a widely read Hindi newspaper, reports on the findings of a study on climate change conducted by Climate Impact Lab in collaboration with TCD at UChicago
    News · Nov 1, 2019

    Extremely hot days may go up 22 times in Delhi by 2100

    The Times of India reports on the first in a series findings of a climate change study done by Climate Impact Lab in collaboration with TCD at UChicago

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