Tag Archives: cattle

Sharing insights on the ROI of cow ownership with The Economist et al

By | October 31, 2013

Dung cakes provide free fuel for the rural housewife (photo credit: Goverdhan Meena) While the internal rate of return (IRR) of a cow may certainly be in the high negative numbers, per the recent Economist note on research, there are other elements of the cost/benefit analysis that also need to be taken into account when… Read More »

Part 1: Why are we publishing our original research on rural economic behaviour in 5 parts online?

By | October 29, 2013

A recent article in The Economist on the economic value of owning cattle in rural India made me to realize just how little is understood about the rural economy.  Here’s a snippet: That is because most people find spending easier than saving. Immediate pleasures are easier to grasp than future joys—and so people make spending… Read More »