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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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Not something to go on dancing about: Abhijit Banerjee’s mother on Nobel win

Showing excellent composure, Banerjee last week went to sleep for an hour after getting to know that he had got the coveted award in Economics jointly with Esther Duflo - his wife - and Michael Kremer.
The Nobel winner landed in Delhi on Saturday - his first visit to the country after claiming the prize.(Reuters image)
The Nobel winner landed in Delhi on Saturday - his first visit to the country after claiming the prize.(Reuters image)
Updated on Oct 22, 2019 06:44 AM IST
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Kolkata | By Indo Asian News Service

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

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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Stockholm | By Associated Press

‘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

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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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

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

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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