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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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    Small financial incentives create the greatest behavioral shifts in combating diabetes epidemic in India Learn More
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    India's new car tax policy encourages large car owners to purchase smaller cars Learn More
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    New method of water quality testing proves effective in pinpointing pollution sources and ensuring regulatory compliance Read More
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    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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    By 2100, around 1.5 million more people are projected to die each year as a result of climate change—at a rate as high as the death rate from all infectious diseases in India today. Read More

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