Abstract: Online technology has the potential to revolutionise education bringing lower costs and greater access to millions. Online technology is also a fundamentally better way of teaching. New technologies will change the industrial organisation of education–how education is delivered, who produces it and how it is paid for. The cost disease does not apply to teaching online. Online technologies have special advantages for a developing nation such as India and give it the potential to increase educational quality far faster than using conventional techniques. Full paper can be found here.
Speaker Profile: Dr. Tabarrok is the Bartley J. Madden Chair in Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and the co-founder of Marginal Revolution University, the leading provider of online education in the field of economics.
Speaker: Prof.Alex T. Tabarrok (George Mason University, Virginia)
Discussant: Sh. R. Subrahmanyam (Additional Secretary, Technical Education)
Moderated by: Shamika Ravi, Senior Fellow, Brookings India
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Distinguished Fellow Rakesh Mohan (former deputy governor of the RBI) and Shamika Ravi (Senior Fellow, Brookings India) at the 1st Development Seminar on “Transporting India to the 2030s” on July 1, 2016
Dr. Subir Gokarn (Executive Director, IMF, and founding research director of Brookings India) at the Development Seminar on “Dr D. Subbarao on leading the RBI through 5 turbulent years” on August 5, 2016
Shamika Ravi (Senior Fellow, Brookings India) and Prof. Somanathan (Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi) listen to Dr. Ajay Mathur (Director General, The Energy and Resources Institute) during the Development Seminar “Environmental Challenges in India” on January 20, 2017
Professor Shivaram Rajgopal (Columbia Business School) and Shamika Ravi (Senior Fellow, Brookings India), listen to Somasekhar Sundaresan (Advocate) during the Development Seminar “Corporate social responsibility in India: Law, implementation and evidence” on Dec 12, 2016
Shamika Ravi (Senior Fellow, Brookings India) and Sumit Agarwal (Vice-Dean of Research, National University of Singapore) engage with the audience in the Development Seminar “Disguised Corruption: Evidence from Consumer Credit in China” on July 22, 2016
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