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Esther Duflo
India  /  Published 15.10.19

Create space for views: Abhijit

Economists Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer have won this year’s Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.The prize, popularly known as the Economics N...
By Devadeep Purohit in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 14.10.19

Strong Banerjee ties with Bandhan

Nobel prize winner Abhijit Banerjee has played a key role in shaping a programme called “Targetting the Hardcore Poor” for microlender-turned-bank Bandhan .Banerjee, his wife Esther Duflo and econ...
By Pinak Ghosh 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...
By Our Bureau in

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

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

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

West Bengal  /  Published 16.10.19

Advice for CM from economist mother

The state government should do more to let people know about its development schemes and their working on the ground, Nobel prize winner Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee’s economist mother Nirmala Banerjee ...
By Subhankar Chowdhury 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

World  /  Published 15.10.19

'Extremely opportune time'

French-American Esther Duflo becomes only the second female economics winner in the prize’s 50-year history, as well as the youngest at 46.The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said results of the ...
By Reuters and PTI in Stockholm

West Bengal  /  Published 15.10.19

Laureate in eyes of admirer

Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee’s biggest quality is having zero airs, said a young economics teacher from Calcutta who spent his last birthday with the Nobel laureate. “He was a big shot even before wi...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta


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