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The great problems of the world do not neatly fit into bins. Our research approach is inter-disciplinary, harnessing economics, law, public administration, engineering, statistics and science. We create new data and knowledge. We apply high standards of evidence and logic to find resonant explanations and authentic solutions.

The best ideas emerge from good faith debate between diverse points of view. We intensively collaborate, and build community.

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Implications of climate change on household finance, Big Ideas Ep 22

16 Jul 2024
Category : Big Ideas

"Economic Development and Digital transformation in India: learning from the experience of Aadhaar and Financial Inclusion" by Suyash Rai

08 Jul 2024
Location : Hybrid seminar at XKDR Forum, 201, Samarpan Building, Guru Hargovindji Rd, Chakala, Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400059

The problems in India's official data, Big Ideas Ep 21

08 Jul 2024
Category : Big Ideas

The case for trade barriers against Chinese imports

01 Jul 2024
Category : Business Standard

The Indian journey of knowledge production and XKDR Forum

01 Jul 2024
Category : Spotify, An Episode On The Podcast Jack Of All Knowledge By Divyanshu Dembi

The Life and Times of Chess | Episode 52 | Everything is Everything

01 Jul 2024
Category : Youtube

"Land without acquisition: A new regime of city expansion" by Anirudh Burman

26 Jun 2024
Location : Hybrid seminar at XKDR Forum, 201, Samarpan Building, Guru Hargovindji Rd, Chakala, Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400059

Need for pedestrian infrastructure in urban planning, Big Idea Ep 19

24 Jun 2024
Category : Youtube

Need for reforms in higher education, Big Idea Ep 18

24 Jun 2024
Category : Youtube

Lines on Maps Are Toxic! | Episode 51 | Everything is Everything

21 Jun 2024
Category : Youtube

Ask Me ANYTHING! | Episode 50 | Everything is Everything

21 Jun 2024
Category : Youtube

Organising the union government for the climate transition

21 Jun 2024
Category : Business Standard
Fields

Climate Change

Inter-disciplinary thinking on climate mitigation and adaptation.

Firms & Finance

The links between finance and the emergence of high productivity firms.

Health

The causes and consequences of good health in the people.

Households & Finance

Studying the financial choices made by households to smooth consumption and improve their well-being.

Legal System

Quantitative and institutional analysis of the working of the judicial branch.

Public Finance

The finances of government: how resources are obtained and how they are spent.

Statistics & Computer Science

Working on the frontiers of the creating and analysing alternative data, and the statistical analysis of big data

Technology Policy

Rethinking the relationships between states, citizens and corporations in a world intermediated by high technology.

The Land Market

The causes and consequences of an efficient land market.

Climate Change

Inter-disciplinary thinking on climate mitigation and adaptation.

Health

The causes and consequences of good health in the people.

Legal System

Quantitative and institutional analysis of the working of the judicial branch.

Statistics & Computer Science

Working on the frontiers of the creating and analysing alternative data, and the statistical analysis of big data

The Land Market

The causes and consequences of an efficient land market.

Firms & Finance

The links between finance and the emergence of high productivity firms.

Households & Finance

Studying the financial choices made by households to smooth consumption and improve their well-being.

Public Finance

The finances of government: how resources are obtained and how they are spent.

Technology Policy

Rethinking the relationships between states, citizens and corporations in a world intermediated by high technology.

Others

Other fields in which research is taking place

Questions Enlighten.
Answers Educate.
Actions Empower.

We actively seek out the important questions of the age. We are professional skeptics on data quality. We engage in improving measurement. We value ethnographic methods, talking to practitioners, mastering miniscule details of the institutional landscape, building systems for sustained data gathering in order to understand the passions of all actors. We bring sound methods to our diagnosis and derive insights into the workings of the world. We work on a sustained basis, over long horizons, to develop wisdom in a field. We apply creativity when designing solutions for the problems faced by decision makers, whether in government and in private firms. We participate in public debates and knowledge sharing. We build collaborations in strategic thinking and practical solutions.

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What is XKDR Forum?
We are a non-profit research organization located in Bombay, India. 'XKDR' stands for 'Cross Disciplinary Knowledge Data Research'. We synthesise knowledge and capabilities from diverse specialised fields in order to diagnose and solve the great problems of the age.
Are you a university, a research institution, a think tank, or a consulting organisation?
We are not a university in that we do not grant degrees but we do engage in a variety of mechanisms through which we diffuse knowledge into society. We are a research institution, in that we create new knowledge, write papers and books, and disseminate these. We engage in public debates, but not in a partisan or ideological manner, so the phrase 'think tank' makes us a bit uncomfortable. We are not a consulting organisation in the conventional sense of the term, but we do engage with many partners on practical solutions to felt needs.
In what field do you produce research papers: Economics or Statistics or Law?
We do all of these, but we define ourselves by none of these. We are interested in the grand questions of the world. We seek to achieve knowledge and expertise in order to be useful, without narrow definitions of a discipline.
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