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Tag: Abhijit Banerjee

India should put in large enough stimulus package to revive demand: Abhijit Banerjee to Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi: India should come out with a large enough stimulus package to revive demand, Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee said on Tuesday, asserting that putting cash in the hands of people would be the best way to boost the economy post lockdown. Banerjee, while talking to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi through video-conferencing, suggested giving money […]

A Nobel Ceremony: Abhijit, 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 […]

Odisha govt signs MoU with Abhijit Banerjee founded J-PAL

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) South Asia to engage in a strategic evidence-based approach to policymaking. The partnership targets to maximise the impact of anti-poverty programmes of the state across a wide range of sectors. J-PAL is co-founded by […]

Stop Trapping Me To Say Anti-Modi Statements- Abhijit Banerjee

New Delhi: Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee, who met Narendra Modi here on Tuesday, said the prime minister joked about the media trying to bring out “anti-Modi” remarks from him. In a media interaction after the meeting at the prime minister’s official residence, Banerjee refused to take questions on the state of the economy and refrained […]

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 […]

From Mutton Kebab To Payesh, Abhijit Banerjee's Mother Plans Big For Son

Kolkata: Waiting eagerly for her son to come home after winning the Nobel, Economist Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee’s mother says it is his late father’s rationality and sobriety which has rubbed off on his son making him so balanced and matured in handling criticism as also fame. An award like Nobel, she says, is recognition for […]

Shared Stand With FM Sitharaman On Some Issues 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 they 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 […]

Indian Economy In Tailspin Warns Nobel Laureate Banerjee

New York: The newly-minted economics Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee has warned that the Indian economy is going into “a tailspin” and his prescription for the government is to focus on increasing demand rather than deficits or stability. “The economy going into a tailspin is the time when you don’t worry so much about monetary stability […]

Delighted that work focussed on poorest people has been awarded: Abhijit Banerjee

New York: Indian-American MIT professor Abhijit Banerjee, who jointly won the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize with his wife Esther Duflo and Harvard professor Michael Kremer, on Monday said he is delighted that work focussed on the world’s poorest people has been awarded the prestigious prize and it honours all the people working on the ground […]

Nobel Winners Banerjee, Duflo Worked In India For Anti-poverty

Kolkata: Indian-American Abhijit Banerjee and his wife Esther Duflo, joint winners of the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize, were closely associated with city-based Bandhan Bank for an anti-poverty programme, a top official of the lender said on Monday. Banerjee and French-American Duflo were associated with Bandhan Bank in 2011, when it was a micro-finance institution (MFI), […]

Indian-American Among 3 Awarded Nobel Prize For Economics

The 2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel has been awarded to Indian-American Abhijit Banerjee along with Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.” The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has announced the prize on Monday, 14 October. Born in Kolkata, Banerjee is an […]