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Esther Duflo
India  /  Published 15.10.19

Economy doing very badly: Banerjee

Economist Abhijit Banerjee, who has won the Nobel for Economics, said on Monday that the Indian economy is “doing very badly” and the government is slowly recognising there is a problem.Banerjee ...
By The Telegraph in Massachusetts

India  /  Published 15.10.19

On data plea, they were signatories

On March 14, this year, scores of economists and social scientists from across the world spoke out against a tendency to suppress uncomfortable data in India, seeking to restore access and integrity t...
By The Telegraph in Calcutta

India  /  Published 15.10.19

Very, very happy for Abhijit Banerjee: Amartya Sen

Nobel laureate Amartya Sen on Monday said he was “very, very happy and delighted” that Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee had won the Nobel in economics. Sen had won the same award in 1998 for his contribut...
By PTI in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 14.10.19

What are Nobel winners really like?

“He’ll win the Nobel Prize,” said academic Pratap Bhanu Mehta to me. “She’ll win the Nobel Prize,” echoed Infosys founder Nandan Nilekani. It was 2010. Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo’...
By Chiki Sarkar 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

India  /  Published 15.10.19

Modi's tweeting delay stands out

Four hours, that is how long it took the Prime Minister to tweet his congratulations to an Indian who has won the Nobel Prize, the highest honour in the world, for economics. The delay stood out in th...
By TT Bureau in New Delhi

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

India  /  Published 14.10.19

Told the news, he went back to sleep

When Nobelprize.org rang up Esther Duflo to congratulate her today, she told the interviewer that Abhijit Banerjee, her husband with whom she will share the prize, went back to bed after hearing they ...
By The Telegraph in New Delhi

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 22.10.19

We need to save coral reefs

Sir — The coral reefs in the Gulf of Mannar off the coast of Tamil Nadu and Palk Bay had suffered heavy damage by bleaching earlier this year. Surprisingly, however, many of these have sprung back t...
By The Telegraph in


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