Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee
Opinion  /  Published 24.10.19

The 2019 Nobel Prizes reflect our times

The world is going through a morality conundrum. This year’s Nobel Prizes reflect this as well. Consider the 2018 literature prize for Olga Tokarczuk and the 2019 one for Peter Handke. Tokarczuk’s...
By Chirantan Chatterjee in

India  /  Published 15.01.20

RSS ‘unreason’ to blame for troubles: Sinha

The Sangh parivar’s unreason and lack of the scientific temper is the primary source of the country’s tribulations, from the Nazi-like assaults at JNU to the use of inferior copycat technology, em...
By Subhoranjan Dasgupta in

West Bengal  /  Published 24.12.19

CU invokes new rules to keep out Dhankhar

Calcutta University held the meeting of its senate and syndicate on Tuesday without governor and chancellor Jagdeep Dhankhar and approved the name of Nobel laureate Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee as DLitt r...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

India  /  Published 20.02.20

Exposed: Jharkhand PDS atrocity

A study that surveyed 3,901 households in 10 districts of Jharkhand has found that nearly 88 per cent of ration cards cancelled around three years ago belonged to genuine households.The startling find...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi

India  /  Published 05.05.20

Banerjee: Give cash, it’s not liberals’ idea

Economist Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee has described as “disastrous” any assumption that a strong leader is needed to address the coronavirus crisis, adding that “if anyone wanted to believe in the ...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi


West Bengal  /  Published 19.04.20

Survey to find symptoms

The Bengal government has directed all districts to conduct door-to-door surveys for compiling a database of persons with Covid-19 symptoms following a recommendation by Nobel laureate Abhijit Vinayak...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Suri

Business  /  Published 08.04.20

Abhijit Banerjee offers ‘print money’ pill

Nobel laureate Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee has a simple policy prescription for India as its economy shrivels under the impact of the coronavirus crisis: Print money liberally and transfer cash directly ...
By in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 21.10.19

Mamata on board to welcome Nobel winner home

Billboards and banners welcoming Nobel winner Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee to the city have been put up after the Calcutta Municipal Corporation made amendments to its original plan and included the pictu...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

World  /  Published 15.10.19

Michael Kremer: Pioneer of experimental approach

Michael Kremer, who shared the Nobel Prize for economics with Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee and Esther Duflo for using randomised controlled trials to determine how best to lift people out of poverty and i...
By The Telegraph in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 14.10.19

Quiet boy from class of 1976 at south point: Dipali Sengupta

Stuti Ray, who taught Banerjee geography in school, said he was a bright student. “But there was no outward expression of his academic capabilities except in his results. He was very quiet. Even tod...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta


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