The Twelfth Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest
Thursday, November 18th to Sunday, November 21st 2021

Literature Unmasked

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Paisa Vasool

  • Saturday, 20th Nov
  • 8:15 pm - 8:45 pm IST

Why do many Indians pray before driving a car but not wear a seat belt? Why does it make sense to pay your maid more than the minimum wage? What does a box of cereal and your CV have in common? An expert uncovers the economic principles underpinning intriguing human behaviour and explains why it makes sense to make certain choices that may at first appear irrational.


Sudipta Sarangi

Sudipta Sarangi is Professor and Department Head of Economics at Virginia Tech, USA. His research interests range from network theory, experimental and behavioural economics, to development economics. His recent book The Economics of Small Things explains economics using everyday phenomena. 

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Arun M Kumar

Arun M. Kumar is Chairman and CEO, KPMG in India, and the author of two published books of poetry. He served in a sub-cabinet position in the US with  the Obama Administration. 

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Books In The Session

The Economics Of Small Things

  • Sudipta Sarangi


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