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Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee
India  /  Published 23.10.19

Abhijit app for better rural health diagnosis

Indian doctors collaborating with Nobel laureate economist Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee have set out to determine whether a decision support system parked in a mobile app could help unqualified rural heal...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Culture  /  Published 12.12.19

Stockholm Diary: Rihanna’s date, tails for men, saris for us

Stockholm feels empty — the airport is out of an interiors magazine and as unpeopled as a photo shoot. The airport train isn’t heaving with passengers and suitcases. Where is everyone I say to my...
By Chiki Sarkar in Stockholm

West Bengal  /  Published 05.05.20

Drive to spot early signs

Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said her government was in the process of carrying out a mega door-to-door surveillance across Bengal for a month to identify persons with severe acute respiratory illness (...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 12.05.20

India needs to spend more proportions of GDP: Abhijit Benerjee

Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee has said that there is no certainty that India will gain from shifting of businesses from China in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.Speaking to ABP Ananda on Monday eve...
By PTI in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 24.10.19

Book, Bijoya treat & boyhood tales

“Ki jeno ekta prize peli re tui (what’s that prize you got)?”, reads the inscription on a book that Nobel laureate Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee received as a gift during his visit to Nabaneeta Dev S...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 20.10.19

Dilip Ghosh lauds Abhijit Banerjee as a ‘big personality’

Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh has steered clear of the line of severe criticism that many in his party’s national and state leadership have adopted against Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, calling the e...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

India  /  Published 15.10.19

Banerjee: Focus on weakest pupil

To Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, the poor levels of learning that Indian schoolchildren exhibit owes primarily to the teachers’ focus on somehow “completing” the syllabus rather than ensuring that e...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 14.10.19

Abhijit Banerjee: Student who could correct his teacher

Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee was a second-year undergraduate student at Presidency College when he pointed out a mistake in a soon-to-be-published book by one of his teachers.Mihir Kanti Rakshit, who taug...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 14.10.19

I took up economics because I had known people who also didn’t have any specific interest, like me, studying the subject

2011 What was the trigger for the book Poor Economics (co-authored with fellow MIT professor Esther Duflo)?Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee: We have been doing this work for 15-odd years…. At some point you...
By Devadeep Purohit in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 27.01.20

A talk to demonise Muslims: Banerjee

Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, Nobel laureate and Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has said the talk from “the fringes of the ruling part...
By Sambit Saha in Calcutta


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