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Nothing in data that say we couldn’t be in recession: Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee

Kolkata: Nobel laureate Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee on Monday said that while there is nothing in the macroeconomic data that says India couldn’t be in a recession, the final answer was unknown to him in the absence of new, reliable data on the informal sector where the anecdote suggests “the big slowdown is in”. “If you ask […]

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A Nobel ceremony: Abhijit Banerjee, wife Esther woo netizens in ethnic wear

Stockholm: Indian-American economist Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, and his French-American wife Esther Duflo were conferred the Nobel Prize for Economics in Sweden here, alongside their American colleague Michael Kremer. Unlike other laureates, who arrived in tuxedos and fancy Red Carpet dresses, the couple glorified the prestigious occasion in traditional Indian attire. Abhijit wore a black bandhgala […]

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PM meets Abhijit Banerjee, says India proud of his accomplishments

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee and said, “India is proud of his accomplishments”. Excellent meeting with Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee. His passion towards human empowerment is clearly visible. We had a healthy and extensive interaction on various subjects. India is proud of his accomplishments. Wishing him the […]

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‘Nirmala Sitharaman was my contemporary in JNU’: Abhijit Banerjee

New Delhi: Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee has said that Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman was his contemporary in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and the both stood on “similar” lines on “certain” issues during their academic years in the university. Speaking in a television interview, he said that it was not as if the two had deep disagreements. […]

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BJP leader B.L. Santhosh lashes out at Manmohan Singh, Parakala Prabhakar, nobel awardee Abhijit Banerjee

New Delhi: Targeting former prime minister Manmohan Singh, Nobel Prize winner Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee and former advisor to Andhra Pradesh government Parakala Prabhakar, BJP’s National General Secretary (Organisation) B.L. Santhosh has said that with the elections round the corner, the ‘ecosystem’ has started functioning once again. “The ecosystem on the roll again as polling dates of […]

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‘The condition of Indian economy is on a shaky ground’: Nobel awardee Abhijit Banerjee

Boston: Fifty-eight-year old Indian American Abhijit Banerjee is the toast of MIT Sloan and India by becoming the sixth Kolkatan to win a Nobel Prize. Banerjee, his wife and one-time Ph.D student Esther Duflo, and Harvard professor Michael Kremer were awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics for their work which has “dramatically improved our ability […]

Indian-origin Abhijit Banerjee wins Nobel Prize in Economics for study on poverty

Stockholm:  The 2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences has been awarded to Indian-origin MIT professor Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty”, it was announced on Monday. Banerjee was born in 1961 in Mumbai. He is a Ph.D. from Harvard University and a Professor of Economics at […]