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Tamil Nadu economic council to include Raghuram Rajan, Esther Duflo as members

  • Banwarilal Purohit further said that the government will make all-out efforts to reverse the trend of economic slowdown and usher in a period of rapid economic growth, taking full advantage of the available limited window of the demographic dividend.
Banwarilal Purohit further explained that based on the recommendations of this council, the government will revitalise the state's economy and ensure that the benefits of economic growth reach all segments of society.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Banwarilal Purohit further explained that based on the recommendations of this council, the government will revitalise the state's economy and ensure that the benefits of economic growth reach all segments of society.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 21, 2021 02:42 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Susmita Pakrasi

From Abhijit Banerjee to Rabindranath Tagore, complete list of Indian, Indian-origin Nobel laureates

The first Nobel Prize ever won by an Indian was in 1913, 12 years after the prize made its debut. As many as 10 Indians have won the Nobel Prize so far.
Abhijit Banerjee is the latest Indian to win the Nobel Prize.(Saumya Khandelwal/ Hindustan Times)
Abhijit Banerjee is the latest Indian to win the Nobel Prize.(Saumya Khandelwal/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Dec 11, 2019 02:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Dressed in dhoti and sari, Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo receive Economics Nobel

Banerjee is only the second Indian to receive the Nobel Prize in economics after Amartya Sen.
Indian-American economist Abhijit Banerjee shakes hands with Sweden's King Carl Gustaf as he receives the Economic Nobel at a ceremony in Stockholm, on December 10.(Reuters Photo)
Indian-American economist Abhijit Banerjee shakes hands with Sweden's King Carl Gustaf as he receives the Economic Nobel at a ceremony in Stockholm, on December 10.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Aug 06, 2020 08:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Reforming India’s broken criminal justice system | Opinion

India’s politicians seem to prefer a system they can manipulate. But if there is a will to reform, here is a way.
India cannot become a superpower on the back of an antiquated criminal justice system(HT FILE PHOTO)
India cannot become a superpower on the back of an antiquated criminal justice system(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 12, 2019 06:16 PM IST
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By Vipul Mudgal

What the Nobel Prize really means for India

The Swedish Academy’s recognition of the value of this basic, or grassroots, economics, is of course good news for India. But it should also be taken as advice to be acted on
The three prize winners’ method of research is popularly known as the Randomised Control Trial (RCT) approach. It is similar to the method used to test drugs(AFP)
The three prize winners’ method of research is popularly known as the Randomised Control Trial (RCT) approach. It is similar to the method used to test drugs(AFP)
Published on Oct 19, 2019 07:14 PM IST
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By Mark Tully

The inside account of Abhijit Banerjee’s Nyay connection

The non-partisan economist would have helped any party that approached him for policy advice
Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee, two of the three winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics, at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, US, October 14, 2019(REUTERS)
Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee, two of the three winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics, at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, US, October 14, 2019(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 16, 2019 06:09 PM IST
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By Praveen Chakravarty

Abhijit Banerjee’s achievement much bigger: Sourav Ganguly

Banerjee, who is a teacher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Monday became the eighth Indian to get the award and was jointly chosen the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize winner along with Esther Duflo.
BCCI President-designate Sourav Ganguly(PTI)
BCCI President-designate Sourav Ganguly(PTI)
Updated on Oct 16, 2019 09:19 AM IST
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Kolkata | By PTI

Making sense of this year’s Nobel Prize in Economics

Economics is considered to be a part of social sciences, where theories and concepts cannot be tested for validity, unlike physical sciences. Banerjee and his co-awardees being given the Prize changes that in a way, as their work has argued that it is possible to design policies after having tested different versions of them in controlled conditions.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said this year’s winners of Nobel Prize in Economics had introduced a new approach to obtaining reliable answers about the best ways to fight global poverty.(The Nobel Prize/Twitter)
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said this year’s winners of Nobel Prize in Economics had introduced a new approach to obtaining reliable answers about the best ways to fight global poverty.(The Nobel Prize/Twitter)
Updated on Oct 15, 2019 10:49 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Roshan Kishore

Economics Nobel laureates Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo’s Bihar connection

Abhijit Banerjee and his wife Esther Duflo, the winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize for Economics, came to Bihar in 2010 in connection with the impact assessment of the nationwide ‘Read India’ campaign, launched by Pratham to ensure that all children in India are able to read fluently and do basic math confidently.
Esther Duflo, left, and Abhijit Banerjee, the winners of 2019 Nobel Prize for Economics, following a news conference at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass., Monday, Oct. 14, 2019.(AP)
Esther Duflo, left, and Abhijit Banerjee, the winners of 2019 Nobel Prize for Economics, following a news conference at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass., Monday, Oct. 14, 2019.(AP)
Updated on Oct 15, 2019 10:33 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar

In Nobel laureates Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo’s new book, a vision to fight inequality

Book Excerpt: Nobel laureates Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo lay out in their upcoming book a vision of policies that can help fight inequality and bring global economy back on a firm footing.
Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo lay out their upcoming book Good Economics for Hard Times.(File Photo)
Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo lay out their upcoming book Good Economics for Hard Times.(File Photo)
Updated on Oct 15, 2019 01:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Nobel economics prize winner thought message was scam at first

Nobel Prize in economics winners Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo say they’re just like any other married couple trying to juggle kids and work.
Michael Kremer was worried the Skype message was a scam.(Radcliffe.harvard.edu)
Michael Kremer was worried the Skype message was a scam.(Radcliffe.harvard.edu)
Updated on Jul 11, 2020 12:50 AM IST
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‘Going into a tailspin’: Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee on Indian economy

Banerjee also weighed in on the ongoing controversy — an “enormous fight”, as he called it — in India over which data and numbers are to be relied upon as indicators of the health of the economy and criticized the government for considering as “wrong” all data that is “inconvenient to it”.
Abhijit Banerjee, one of the three winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics, waits to speak at a news conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., October 14, 2019(REUTERS)
Abhijit Banerjee, one of the three winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics, waits to speak at a news conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., October 14, 2019(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 28, 2020 09:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj

Abhijit Banerjee explains why he promptly went back to sleep after Nobel winning call

Banerjee, his French-American wife Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer bagged the award for their “experimental approach to alleviating global poverty”.
Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee and his French-American wife Esther Duflo. Both of them are joint winners for the 2019 Nobel Prize for Economics along with Michael Kremer.(ANI PHOTO.)
Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee and his French-American wife Esther Duflo. Both of them are joint winners for the 2019 Nobel Prize for Economics along with Michael Kremer.(ANI PHOTO.)
Updated on Oct 15, 2019 09:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

‘I had a hunch he would win the Nobel’, says Abhijit Banerjee’s mother

Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee’s mother described him as “friendly, but not outgoing, polite with no airs but fearless about expressing his opinion.” His classmates in school remembered him as “introvert”.
Abhijit Banerjee and his wife Esther Duflo during a news conference with at Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Monday after they were awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in economics along with Harvard's Michael Kremer.(AP)
Abhijit Banerjee and his wife Esther Duflo during a news conference with at Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Monday after they were awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in economics along with Harvard's Michael Kremer.(AP)
Updated on Oct 14, 2019 11:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

Very, very happy on Abhijit Banerjee winning Economics Nobel, says Amartya Sen

Amartya Sen had won the same award in 1998 for his contribution to welfare economics.
While talking about winners of Nobel Prize 2019, Amartya Sen, said I think that the prize has been given to the most competent persons.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
While talking about winners of Nobel Prize 2019, Amartya Sen, said I think that the prize has been given to the most competent persons.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 14, 2019 09:19 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

How Nobel winner Abhijit Banerjee changed millions of lives

In India, Banerjee’s groundbreaking work on education in low-income countries has changed the lives of lakhs of children studying in Delhi government schools. Soon after the prize was announced, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal was among the first few political leaders to laud Banerjee’s work.
Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer bagged the award for their “experimental approach to alleviating global poverty”.(HT PHOTO.)
Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer bagged the award for their “experimental approach to alleviating global poverty”.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Oct 14, 2019 09:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Proud day for JNU as alumnus Abhijit Banerjee wins Nobel Economics Prize 2019

Indian-American Banerjee, his wife Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer jointly won the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.”
In this Jan 4, 2010 file photo Abhijit Banerjee receives the Infosys Prize 2009 in Social Science (Economics Category) during a ceremony in New Delhi.(File photo:PTI)
In this Jan 4, 2010 file photo Abhijit Banerjee receives the Infosys Prize 2009 in Social Science (Economics Category) during a ceremony in New Delhi.(File photo:PTI)
Published on Oct 14, 2019 08:02 PM IST
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A Nobel prize that gives us hope | HT Editorial

To know what works and what doesn’t to end global poverty
Banerjee and Duflo have set up what they call a poverty action lab at MIT to develop these insights(Hindustan Times)
Banerjee and Duflo have set up what they call a poverty action lab at MIT to develop these insights(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Oct 14, 2019 07:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Rahul, Kejriwal congratulate Banerjee, laud work which helped lakhs of Delhi kids

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal was among the first few political leaders to laud Banerjee’s work. His pathbreaking work has benefitted lakhs of children studying in Delhi government schools. One of Delhi government’s important educational reforms ‘Chunauti’ is based on the model developed by Banerjee.
Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer bagged the award for “experimental approach to alleviating global poverty”.(HT PHOTO.)
Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer bagged the award for “experimental approach to alleviating global poverty”.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Oct 14, 2019 07:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Mamata Banerjee congratulates Abhijit Banerjee for winning Nobel prize in economics

Abhijit Banerjee is an alumunus of South Point School in the city and Presidency College, Calcutta, where he completed his BSC degree in economics in 1981. He received his PhD in 1988 from Harvard University.
Indian-American Abhijit Banerjee wins the 2019 Nobel Prize for Economics.(HT photo)
Indian-American Abhijit Banerjee wins the 2019 Nobel Prize for Economics.(HT photo)
Updated on Oct 14, 2019 05:52 PM IST
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Kolkata | By Press Trust Of India

Nobel Prize 2019 winner Abhijit Banerjee - Five things to know

Indian-American Abhijit Banerjee, economists Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer jointly won the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize on Monday “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.”
Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, Director, J-PAL during an interview with Hindustan Times at Green Park in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, Director, J-PAL during an interview with Hindustan Times at Green Park in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 10, 2020 05:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Indian-origin Abhijit Banerjee, wife Esther Duflo awarded Nobel Prize in Economics

Fifty-eight-year-old Banerjee was born in 1961. He studied in Calcutta University and Jawaharlal Nehru University and then did a PhD from Harvard in 1988.
Dr Abhijit Banerjee, Ford Foundation International economist, MIT during the second session of Hindustan Times Summit at Taj Palace on New Delhi.(File photo by Mahender Parikh / Hindustan Times)
Dr Abhijit Banerjee, Ford Foundation International economist, MIT during the second session of Hindustan Times Summit at Taj Palace on New Delhi.(File photo by Mahender Parikh / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jul 10, 2020 05:51 PM IST
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