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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.

Wouldn't have received Nobel if based in India, says Abhijit Banerjee

January 26, 2020 7:26 pm

The 58-year-old India-born American economist explained "it is not that there is dearth of talent here, but bringing together of people on a large scale changes it. It is hard to do it alone."

‘Low-skill immigrants, whom everyone hates, don’t depress wages’: Abhijit Banerjee

January 14, 2020 3:44 am

"There are lots of instances where large numbers of low-skill people suddenly showed up in some labour market and then what we can do is look at what happens to the wages of local low-skill people, people who used to be there before them," says Abhijit Banerjee

Abhijit Banerjee lauds Delhi govt schools for outperforming private peers

January 11, 2020 10:07 pm

Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee said state agencies have been "generous" with resource allocation for education, which is visible in aspects like teacher salaries and the system, and the focus needs to shift to making them perform better.

Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee lauds Delhi govt schools for outperforming private peers

January 11, 2020 5:45 pm

Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee said state agencies have been "generous" with resource allocation for education, which is visible in aspects like teacher salaries and the system, and the focus needs to shift to making them perform better.

Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee on Budget: Fiscal deficit already breached, wouldn't support consolidation now

January 11, 2020 4:19 pm

On media reports speculating the Centre's plan to cut school education budget by Rs 3,000 crore, Banerjee said education is a state subject and cutting Rs 3000 crore is like a 'drop in the ocean'.

Close to tipping point of major recession, says Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee

January 08, 2020 7:10 am

Speaking at the Express Adda along with Duflo in Mumbai on Monday, Banerjee said: “The critical problem in the Indian economy is demand. You definitely want to stimulate demand.”

Abhijit Banerjee at Express Adda: Recourse to violence in JNU frightening

January 07, 2020 1:07 pm

Echoing Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s remarks on the violence, Abhijeet Banerjee said that “what was remarkable about JNU was that it was a safe space for dissent”.

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