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Abhijit Banerjee


Economist Abhijit Banerjee supports giving money to Durga puja committees by Bengal govt

October 21, 2020 1:37 pm

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had announced on September 24 the Rs 50,000 grant for each of the 36,946 community Durga Puja committees in the state in COVID-19 time. It has attracted criticism from several quarters and was also challenged in the Calcutta High Court.

India among worst performing economies in world; stimulus inadequate: Abhijit Banerjee

September 29, 2020 10:34 pm

Speaking at a virtual event, Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee said the country's economic growth was slowing down even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

Abhijit Banerjee: Not sure India will gain if businesses shift from China

May 12, 2020 3:32 pm

Abhijit Banerjee's comment come amid reports of big multinational corporations likely to shift base to other nearby cheap labour countries like Taiwan, Indonesia and India due to their distrust on China

Give cash to bottom 60% of population: Abhijit Banerjee

May 06, 2020 12:02 am

Banerjee said the three-month moratorium on debt repayments announced by the RBI for the MSME sector was a wise decision and argued more should be done.

Prejudices about online courses, but healthy to lose some of those: Abhijit Banerjee

May 06, 2020 10:04 pm

With COVID-19 forcing educational institutions around the world to move to online classes, the Nobel laureate speaks to The Indian Express about why this shift is a “forced experience but a good one”.

India needs bigger stimulus package like in US: Abhijit Banerjee to Rahul Gandhi

May 05, 2020 10:56 am

"We really haven't decided on a large enough stimulus package. We are still talking about 1% of GDP. The United States has gone for 10% of GDP," Abhijit Banerjee said.

Identify symptomatic people, ramp up testing: Abhijit’s suggestions to Mamata

April 08, 2020 2:22 am

During the interaction with Mamata, Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee suggested that the state use its network to survey groups of people with fever or cough, followed by rapid testing and isolation.

A prescription for action: Nine steps after the next 21 days

March 29, 2020 2:34 pm

Even if lockdown flattens the curve, COVID-19 will spread. Looking at migrants on the road, let’s expect a mess — and plan for it, write Nobel Laureate economists Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo

‘Several schemes of Mamata govt interesting’

January 29, 2020 8:53 am

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Banerjee said several schemes run by the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal are interesting and he will study them before taking a decision on the chief minister’s offer to work together.

Time to reintroduce wealth tax in Budget, says Abhijit Banerjee

January 28, 2020 7:29 am

Considering the current stage of inequality in the country, the Nobel laureate said it is time for India to reintroduce wealth tax in the Union Budget 2020 and also focus on redistribution of wealth.