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Delhi govt advisory body ties up with J-PAL

The partnership between the Dialogue and Development Commission of Delhi (DDC) and J-PAL is aimed at improving quality of services, identifying service delivery issues, and motivating frontline staff to perform duties better, the government said in a statement.

We need many more women in the field of economics

It is crucial for young girls to have female mentors because research shows that it encourages them to persevere ahead, despite difficulties.


Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee visits alma matter JNU

Couple Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo jointly won the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize with Harvard's Michael Kremer "for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty"

Nobel Prize Economics: Lab Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo set up supports world’s first emission trading scheme in Gujarat

The ETS is a market in which the traded commodity is particulate matter emissions.

Explained: The fingerprints of Nobel Laureate couple on novel pollution-check mechanism in Gujarat

J-PAL has been supporting the pilot ETS scheme, where 155 units in Surat are trading particulate matter in a region where air pollution levels are high. The ETS scheme is aimed at reducing pollution, and at the same time minimising the cost of compliance for the industry.

Nobel Prize winners Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo's new book all set to release in November

The book Good Economics for Hard Times looks at the most pressing issues of our times and tries to find answers.


‘Learning’s not about enrolment, latrines in school. We’re failing children on massive scale’

Economists Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo talks about NREGA and Right To Education.

Poverty of Ideas

This book asks the right questions to explain why aid programmes don’t reach the poor

Poverty specialist wins Baby Nobel

Esther Duflo,an MIT professor from France who finds unorthodox ways to help the world's poor won the John Bates Clark medal.