Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee
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

Books  /  Published 06.01.20

Jaipur gears up for the 13th edition of its famed literary festival

In a little over a decade, Jaipur Literary Festival (JLF) has evolved into a platform that goes far beyond its speakers, readers, publishers and ideas and becomes a celebration of it all, in its most ...
By Shrestha Saha in

Books  /  Published 05.12.19

Review: Good Economics For Hard Times

Good Economics For Hard Times was released for sale just after the authors received the Nobel prize for economics. Obviously, just for that alone the book will, one hopes, find a lot of additional rea...
By Anup Sinha in

India  /  Published 02.12.19

Bengal Assembly to felicitate Abhijit Banerjee

The Bengal Assembly on Monday adopted a unanimous proposal to felicitate this year’s Nobel prize winner Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, the second from the state to get the world’s most prestigious awar...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta


India  /  Published 04.11.19

Jamun Ka Ped out of ICSE books

A satirical short story in which officials keep passing the responsibility of rescuing a man trapped under a jamun tree until the buck finally stops at the Prime Minister’s door has been scrapped fr...
By Mita Mukherjee in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 24.10.19

Abhijit’s wish list for next trip

Visiting villages in South 24-Parganas for his new research project, going to College Street boi para and the neighbourhood of their old house on Mahanirban Road are some of the things Abhijit Vinayak...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 21.10.19

Honour from alma mater for Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee

South Point has sought time to meet Nobel-winning alumnus Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee for students and teachers to personally hand over a book of congratulatory messages and signatures collected for him ...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 06.04.20

Abhijit panel for economy revival

Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced establishment of a “global advisory board” headed by Nobel prize winner Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee to help her draw up a plan for Bengal economy in the post-lockd...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

India  /  Published 03.04.20

Don’t think of inflation: Abhijit

Nobel laureates Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo agree that the way forward from the devastating effects of the coronavirus epidemic is saving lives in the immediate future. The challenge of course i...
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