Author: Daniel Ebor Challam

Everything in the universe can be broken down into a cause, and an effect of that cause. Causality is the glue that links the two phenomena, and econometrics is the art that makes sense of this relationship. Daniel is currently a second-year master’s student at the University of Delhi. He considers himself an empiricist, motivated by a consideration of proving theorists wrong. His primary research interests are in the fields of discrimination and identity, and economic development. He plans to take his interests further by pursuing a PhD in the near future.

August 29, 2018 /

Marriage is an important social institution, which has been closely linked to the mating patterns of primitive societies. Marriage is what determines the nature of familial relationships in a society. As such, it must be understood that it is not entirely a private affair, especially when viewed in the context of a country like India, where the family as an institution, has a say in the minutest of details, including the selection of a suitable partner. In fact, the question of marriage, has become such a sensitive topic, that even the state has taken it upon itself to be involved. A particular example, is taken from Meghalaya, India, where a government organization has proposed a bill that seeks to redefine the identity of a woman who chooses to marry outside the community that she belongs to. Given such an interweaving of external factors and the question of love, we clearly see how Game Theory can help provide an answer.