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Nobel Prize For Economics
Books  /  Published 14.10.19

Banerjee on what ails healthcare

In addition, it is not clear that the government should rely entirely on the private sector to deliver tertiary care within PMJAY. Conflicts over the appropriate payment for treatment and accusations ...
By Abhijit Banerjee 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

Opinion  /  Published 08.05.19

Forgotten icons of progressive politics

I am taken by utter surprise from time to time when I find that iconic figures of my youth, who, I naturally assume, will continue to remain iconic today, not only do not remain so, but are not even h...
By Prabhat Patnaik in

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

India  /  Published 22.10.19

'Excellent meeting' with Left-leaning laureate

The Prime Minister today said he had an “excellent meeting” with economics Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee, whose work a senior minister in his government had tried to belittle....
By The Telegraph in New Delhi

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 14.10.19

Quiet boy from class of 1976 at south point: Dipali Sengupta

Stuti Ray, who taught Banerjee geography in school, said he was a bright student. “But there was no outward expression of his academic capabilities except in his results. He was very quiet. Even tod...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

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

West Bengal  /  Published 15.10.19

Nobel winner Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee to his father’s rescue in class

“In 1988 I had gone to the US and had a chance to interact with Findlay while I was visiting Columbia University. During the discussion he talked about Indian students with outstanding performance i...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta


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