Articles about Abhijit Banerjee
Abhijit Banerjee is an Indian-origin naturalized American economist. He was born on February 21, 1961, in Mumbai. Banerjee completed his BSc in Economics at the University of Calcutta, MA in Economics at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, and obtained his Ph.D. at Harvard University. As of 2021, he serves as the Ford Foundation Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences 2019 which he shares with his wife Esther Duflo and American development economist Michael Kremer. Banerjee, Duflo, and Kremer adopted an experimental approach to fight and eliminate global poverty. Banerjee established the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab along with his wife and economist Sendhil Mullainathan. He is also an active member of the Consortium on Financial Systems and Poverty. Banerjee was also listed on the Foreign Policy magazine's top 100 global thinkers. He has penned several articles and books. His book ‘Poor Economics’ had also won the Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year. In 2006, he also made a documentary titled ‘The Name of the Disease.’
08 May 2020Politics
On Friday, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi addressed the press giving plenty of suggestions to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Centre on how to battle the coronavirus pandemic.
13 Apr 2020India
India is not testing as much as it should. For a population of over one billion, we tested merely 1,95,748 samples until yesterday, April 12.
10 Feb 2020Politics
Amid the ongoing economic crisis, a member of BJP has exclaimed that people can still afford jackets and pants, hence, there is no recession.
22 Oct 2019India
After he met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee said the PM joked about how media is trying to "trap" Banerjee into saying anti-Modi things.
22 Oct 2019India
This morning, a unique meeting took place between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Abhijit Banerjee, the 2019 Nobel Prize winner.
20 Oct 2019Politics
Abhijit Banerjee winning Nobel Prize for his stupendous work in Economics is a matter of pride for India, but unfortunately, the 58-year-old has found himself at the center of mud-slinging.
15 Oct 2019India
On Monday, Indian-born Abhijit Banerjee was rewarded the Nobel Prize, along with his wife Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer for their experimental approach to alleviate poverty.
14 Oct 2019Business
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has given this year's Nobel Prize in Economics to three laureates - Indian-American Abhijit Banerjee, his wife Esther Duflo, and Michael Kremer.