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Nobel Prize For Economics
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

India  /  Published 15.10.19

Abhijit also speaks his mind: Raghuram Rajan

Former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan on Monday congratulated the Nobel Prize winners and stressed that India had reason to be proud because Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee was largely educated in the country.â...
By TT Bureau in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.10.19

Banerjee: Focus on weakest pupil

To Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, the poor levels of learning that Indian schoolchildren exhibit owes primarily to the teachers’ focus on somehow “completing” the syllabus rather than ensuring that e...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 14.10.19

Abhijit Banerjee: Student who could correct his teacher

Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee was a second-year undergraduate student at Presidency College when he pointed out a mistake in a soon-to-be-published book by one of his teachers.Mihir Kanti Rakshit, who taug...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

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

India  /  Published 02.12.19

Bengal Assembly to felicitate Abhijit Banerjee

The Bengal Assembly on Monday adopted a unanimous proposal to felicitate this year’s Nobel prize winner Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, the second from the state to get the world’s most prestigious awar...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

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

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


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