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Poor Economics
North East  /  Published 15.02.20

People selling infants: Sarkar

Former Tripura chief minister and leader of the Opposition Manik Sarkar on Saturday alleged that people living in the state’s rural areas were forced to sell their infants because of an acute crisis...
By Tanmoy Chakraborty in Agartala

West Bengal  /  Published 16.10.19

Nobel sends book out of stock

Three of the four copies of Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee and Esther Duflo’s Poor Economics available with Dasgupta & Co. on College Street were sold by Tuesday noon. The fourth and last copy was re...
By Subhajoy Roy 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

Adda with friends is a must: Bappa Sen

When in Calcutta, one meeting is a must for Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee — adda with friends.The reunion usually happens in the Nobel laureate’s eighth-floor apartment at Saptaparni on Ballygunge Circ...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar 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


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