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On estimating home workers in India
(20100314)Although homeworking is a phenomenon prevalent in almost all societies, it sometimes takes disturbing form especially in the labour surplus countries of the third world. It is artued that from the viewpoint of social ... 
On estimating women's contribution to national product
(20100314)In order to measure the extent of economic independence of women in the third world countries, the use of indicators like Female Workforce Participation Rate (FWPR) or the relative contributions of males and females based ... 
On internalization of externalities
(20100327)Externalities can be internalized through market mechanism, government regulation, or selfgoverning institutions or a mix of these institutions. We recommend the institutional route which minimizes total cost (sum of ... 
On methodologies for policy analysis
(20100312)Policy analysis as a major form of applied social science is a comparatively recent phenomenon in public systems. This paper examines the nature of methodologies in policy analysis and their relationship to social science ... 
On organizing: are 'solutions' really the problem?
(20100314)Ensuring a fair distribution of public resources has remained a concern of planners and socially conscious academists for a long time. The limitation of market forces in catering to such needs of people which at current ... 
On regionalizing a national interindustry table
(20100314)Interstate disparity in the industrial output has been increasing in India in spite of our planned efforts to reduce the same. Out policies in this regard were based on the growth theories emphasising the role of factor ... 
On the Blowout Preventer Testing Problem: An approach to checking for leakage in BOP networks
(20131120)Blowout Preventers (BOPs) and choke manifolds are key pieces of drilling rig equipment o prevent the uncontrolled release of potentially hazardous formation uids to surface. The blowout prevention testing problem is ... 
On the Choice of Optimization Routine in Estimation of Parsimonious Term Structure Models: Results from the Svensson Model
(20131125)Objective function in term structure estimation with price errors is not only nonlinear but also nonconvex in parameters. This makes the final results sensitive to both the choice of the optimization routine as well as ... 
On the computation of HodgesLehmann efficiency of test statistics
(20100313)An approach to the computation of Bahadur Efficiency was proposed by Bahadur and Raghavachari in their paper in Proceedings of Sixth Berkeley Symposium. The objective of the paper is to exhibit this approach to the Computation ... 
On the estimation of elasticity in economics
(19841201)For the measurement of elasticity, given two observation of a bivariate relationship, the arc elasticity formula has been traditionally used by economists and statisticians. However, no proper statistical justification for ... 
On the existence and efficiency of a voting equilibrium for a public good economy
(20100328)The main purpose of this paper is to formalise the concept of a compromise function. Subsequently, given a compromise function, we define a voting equilibrium and prove the existence of such an equilibrium. Finally, we ... 
On the existence and efficiency of a voting equilibrium for a public good economy
(20100327)The main purpose of this paper is to formalise the concept of a compromise function. Subsequently, given a compromise function, we define a voting equilibrium and prove the existence of such an equilibrium. Finally, we ... 
On the job and off the job areas of job satisfaction in relation to job involvement and participation
(20100325)The study examines the effect of job involvement and participation on yonthejobz factors and yoffthejobz factors of job satisfaction in different groups. Data were collected from a sample of 145 officers and 135 clerical ... 
On the number of non  negative integral solutions to the Kanpsack problem
(20100314)This paper develops expressions for the exact number of solutions to the well known Knapsack problem. These formula are compared with the bounds given by other researchers in this problem. A computer programme has also ... 
On the optimal staffing of surgeons and efficient scheduling of surgeries at a highvolume eye hospital
(20100408)In this paper we consider an algorithmic approach of arriving at such an optimal level staffing given some practical constraints. We apply this approach to the surgery department of the paying section of the Aravind Eye ... 
On Transfer Pricing: Conceptual Thoughts on the Nature of the Multinational Firm
(20090902)This paper deploys Transaction Cost Economics (TCE) to elaborate on the shortcomings of “mainstream” transfer pricing in multinational firms. Departing from the notion that multinationals increasingly (re)organize their ... 
On WACC specifications and capital structure decisions: some conceptual propositions for practicing managers
(20100326)Recent advances in our understanding of capital structure decisions have not yet made their mark upon our capital budgeting techniques and practices. This paper attempts to bridge this gap. In doing this, it offers a ... 
On wait  and  see stochastic linear programs: an application and an algorithm
(20100312)This paper develope a computational algorithm for estimating the mean objective function value of a stochastic linear programming problem of the passive or waitandsee type. The algorithm is applied to a problem connected ... 
One and two facility network design revisited
(Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 19980801)The one facility one commodity network design problem OFOC with flow costs considers the problem of sending d units of flow from a source to a destination where capacity is purchased in batches of C units. The two commodity ...