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Economics
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

Education  /  Published 26.02.20

Learn to teach critical thinking

Donning the hat of a learner comes naturally to me because as a quizzer I am interested in new information. I would strongly recommend the PGCertHE (postgraduate certificate in higher education offere...
By Aryapriya Ganguly in

North East  /  Published 15.02.20

People selling infants: Sarkar

Former Tripura chief minister and leader of the Opposition Manik Sarkar on Saturday alleged that people living in the state’s rural areas were forced to sell their infants because of an acute crisis...
By Tanmoy Chakraborty in Agartala

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

World  /  Published 17.01.20

Ukrainian PM resigns

Ukraine's prime minister submitted his resignation Friday, days after he was caught on tape saying the country's president knows nothing about the economy.In a Facebook post, Oleksiy Honcharuk said th...
By AP in

Culture  /  Published 14.12.19

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

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

West Bengal  /  Published 09.12.19

The tradition of Presidency economics

Many years back, when I was a student at Cornell University pursuing my PhD in Economics I met the venerable Mukul Majumdar in the corridors of our department. For the uninitiated, Mukul-da is like on...
By Suman Ghosh 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

Opinion  /  Published 02.12.19

India Inc must nurture world-class education

The awarding of the Nobel Prize to three poverty researchers has made waves in India, largely because Abhijit V. Banerjee happens to be of Indian origin. Esther Duflo — one of the most riveting spea...
By Ashok V. Desai in


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