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Esther Duflo
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

India  /  Published 07.04.20

Small steps important: Abhijit Banerjee

Economist Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, heading the global advisory board to counsel chief minister Mamata Banerjee regarding Bengal’s Covid-19 response, over a videoconference on Tuesday conveyed a few...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

India  /  Published 04.04.20

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...
By Our Bureau in

India  /  Published 21.02.20

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

West Bengal  /  Published 24.12.19

Joanne Harris to inaugurate KLM 2020

The one event that ushers in the New Year for Calcutta with much aplomb is The Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet in association with Victoria Memorial Hall and The Telegraph. This New Year will be no d...
By Shrestha Saha in Calcutta

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

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

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 31.10.19

Odisha ties up with Abhijit Banerjee outfit

The Naveen Patnaik government in Odisha has enlisted the help of an organisation founded by Nobel laureates Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo to formulate policy to minimise poverty in the state by ma...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneshwar


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