Abhijit Banerjee
Opinion  /  Published 07.07.20

Nobel laurels for the world's prized minds

Winning the Nobel Prize has been the epitome of intellectual achievement for over a century. Those who win it go to Stockholm to receive it from the king of Sweden (unless they have won the peace priz...
By Ashok V. Desai in

Opinion  /  Published 14.05.20

Central issue: empowerment of local govts

A strong leader need not lead to the strengthening of governance, especially at the time of a pandemic. This is one of the inferences that can be drawn from the interaction between Abhijit Vinayak Ban...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 05.05.20

Abhijit Banerjee bats for large stimulus package

India should put in a large enough stimulus package to revive demand, Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee said on Tuesday, asserting that putting cash in the hands of people would be the best way to boost...
By PTI in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 28.01.20

Guv leaves CU convocation following protest

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar was on Tuesday prevented by a section of students from attending the Calcutta University's annual convocation at Nazrul Mancha here, following which he left the p...
By PTI in Kolkata

India  /  Published 26.01.20

India needs a better Opposition: Abhijit Banerjee

India needs a better Opposition which is the heart of any democracy and the ruling party should embrace that to keep it under check, noted economist and Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee said in Jaipur ...
By PTI in Jaipur

India  /  Published 03.01.20

Abhijit flags extortion fear

India’s proposed new citizenship regime could engender “frightening” power structures that might make some people across communities vulnerable to the threat of extortion, economics Nobel laurea...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 17.12.19

Celebrate the Nobel, not the attire

Sir — Many Indians are celebrating the fact that Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee attended the Nobel Prize ceremony in traditional Indian attire. But such jubilation, especially when it comes to Du...
By The Telegraph in

Books  /  Published 12.12.19

Do we overestimate the benefits of migration?

Abhijit once asked migrant respondents in Delhi slums what they liked about living in the city. They liked many things; there were more options to give their children a good education, health care was...
By Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo in

India  /  Published 19.11.19

RS proceedings adjourned till 2 pm

Rajya Sabha proceedings on Tuesday were adjourned till 2 pm after the Opposition created an uproar over the alleged police action on protesting JNU students in the national capital and detention of po...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 15.11.19

We need more dissent, says Romila Thapar

The historian, Romila Thapar, made some sharp observations on MK Gandhi’s relevance to modern times at an academic gathering at Cambridge University last week. She acknowledged that people today can...
By Amit Roy in


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