Wednesday, Dec 07, 2022

Abhijit Banerjee


Need smaller units of governance for democracy to work: Abhijit Banerjee

November 05, 2022 6:31 am

Banerjee said that although India has a population 20 times that of the UK, the UK has 656 seats in its Parliament compared to 543 in India. He argued that the vast size makes it difficult for all voters to access information about their legislators.

Covid-19 widens learning gap in West Bengal: ASER

February 10, 2022 3:56 am

Nobel laureate economist Professor Abhijit Banerjee said that the findings of the report should serve as a reminder that as schools reopen, teaching should be focused primarily on the existing learning abilities of children rather than grade-level curriculum.

Whom would a Nobel Laureate invite for a Christmas dinner?

December 23, 2021 11:42 am

Find out as economist Abhijit Banerjee, who recently released his cookbook, Cooking to Save Your Life, does a rapid-fire on all things food

Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee has fun filled ‘adda’ over coconut crusted prawns

November 27, 2021 4:04 pm

The economist let his guard down during the interaction and even shared tid-bits of his childhood memories

Did you know that Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee is also an amazing chef?

November 12, 2021 4:47 pm

Check out the pictures in which he was clicked whipping some mouthwatering recipes

Third wave could further drop GDP forecast, Centre should be spending more: Abhijit Banerjee

August 06, 2021 5:47 am

Banerjee told mediapersons after holding a meeting of the West Bengal government's Global Advisory Board (GAB), at the state secretariat, Nabanna.

Centre should be more into free-spending policies than balancing deficit, budget: Abhijit Banerjee

August 05, 2021 5:34 pm

Banerjee said that boosting the state’s economy is directly related to the revival of the country's economy as it is under stress due to the ongoing pandemic situation.

Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee trashes theory of limited govt intervention to uplift poor

April 11, 2021 8:01 pm

Addressing the 20th foundation day of Bandhan Bank, the non-profit-turned-MFI-turned-small finance bank, on Sunday, Banerjee said there is no data and no empirical evidence anywhere to establish the ideology that getting freebies or getting free assets make the poor people lazy.

Planning Commission like body to be formed in Bengal to honour Netaji: Mamata

January 04, 2021 9:05 pm

The Planning Commission, a government institution which formulated India's Five-Year Plans besides performing other functions, was set up in March 1950. The Narendra Modi government disbanded it in 2014 and formed Niti Aayog.

BJP targeting educationists, trying to break universities: Mamata again defends Amartya Sen

December 28, 2020 11:39 pm

Claiming that 'attempts were being made to break the backbone and pride of Bengal', the chief minister denied she or her party had labelled people from other states as outsiders.