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Tuesday, Jan 28, 2020
Abhijit Banerjee

Abhijit Banerjee


Abhijit Banerjee is Ford Foundation Professor of Economics at MIT and co-Founder and Director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab. He is naive enough to continue to believe in hope and reason.

articles by Abhijit Banerjee (68 results)
Mar 06, 2017 11:59
Given just how large our informal sector is, the overestimation could be very significant. Still the overestimation seems to be entirely missed by our leaders who are happily beating their chests about our (mostly made up) growth numbers read more
Jan 21, 2017 18:24
Presidency University is struggling to hold on to its best people today in part because as a state government institution in a poor state, it pays at least 40% less than its competitors who benefit from the munificence of the central government. read more
Dec 20, 2016 18:00
Even if the whole thing is a mistake in pure economic terms, demonetisation could be worth it for the PM in terms of political dividends read more
Nov 23, 2016 01:12
A leader is more than just a sympathetic listener. She (or he) needs to ask questions and get people to respond candidly, listen to what they are saying, and be able to engage and sustain the resulting debate. read more
Nov 03, 2016 22:36
How did the United States, a country with more than 200 years of experience with democracy, get to a situation where it is so close to electing someone who seems to be an old-fashioned fascist? To answer this, it’ll be useful to see the world from the... read more
Oct 11, 2016 19:57
The strikes themselves Pakistan might have swallowed as a move in our age-old game of tit for tat. The propaganda, the public display of our delight at their expense, force their hand — it’s the smartphone moment. And we may very well come to regret... read more
Aug 31, 2016 21:22
Our obsession with cricket, along with malnutrition, poor sanitary conditions and lack of public playgrounds, reflect in our Olympic medals’ haul read more
Jun 24, 2016 22:15
The mainstream parties have always insisted that immigrants and imports from cheaper competitors is nothing to worry about, but to the man in the street this has never made intuitive sense. When the economists were delivering results, voters were willing... read more
Apr 15, 2016 21:16
Why not forget about national boundaries, just for cricket? To make this possible, administrators will need to work with their counterparts from other countries read more
Feb 16, 2016 23:30
Universities and civil society are important for a democracy like ours, founded on a genuine idealism that we have a hard time holding on to read more
Dec 22, 2015 00:35
In terms of alternatives to the odd-even rule, it is clear that one important downside of the proposed scheme is that it does not discriminate between those who just drive round the corner and those who drive hundreds of kilometres a day read more
Nov 25, 2015 00:49
A potent combination of intimidation, imitation and economic stagnation are the reasons for the youth taking to terror. read more
Oct 16, 2015 22:11
If the majority of peace-loving people in India choose to stay silent on Dadri-like incidents, soon we will become another Pakistan. read more