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Davos 2020 will debate how to deal with ‘Peak Decade’, from globalisation to central banks

Politicians, investors & executives in Davos will debate whether we are witnessing peaks in key drivers of the world economy.
Guidelines in many countries require that those on whom an experiment is conducted should be among those who would benefit from its policy implications

Why India needs ethical guidelines for social science trials after Abhijit Banerjee Nobel

RCTs will get more resources & interest after Banerjee & his partners’ economics Nobel. But the poor, on whom these trials will be conducted, need protection.
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Why this MIT student’s paper on Indian liberalisation threatened trade economists

In Good Economics for Hard Times, Nobel laureates Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee write about the link between liberalisation and inequality in India.
Nobel Prize winner Abhijit Banerjee at ThePrint OTC | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Abhijit Banerjee’s advice to Trump: Stop treating the poor like losers

Abhijit Banerjee & Esther Duflo have some advice for global leaders to end deep disillusionment with politics as usual throughout the developed world.
Nobel Prize winner Abhijit Banerjee at ThePrint OTC | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Why it makes sense for economists like Abhijit Banerjee to focus on small changes

Growth doesn’t imply every development economist should spend their careers in pursuit of big transformational growth policies that may not even exist.
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Off The Cuff with Abhijit Banerjee

The 2019 Nobel Prize for Economics winner Prof. Abhijit Banerjee was in conversation with ThePrint’s Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta and Business Standard Chairman T.N. Ninan at ‘Off The Cuff’ in New Delhi. Banerjee, who won the Nobel for his work in poverty alleviation, was critical of some of the decisions of the Narendra Modi government, including the recent corporate tax cuts and stringent inflation targeting that increased rural distress. Banerjee said his years at Jawaharlal Nehru University helped him understand India better and called himself a 'liberal'. On a lighter note, Banerjee said he would cook what is in Bengali called a ‘widow's cuisine’ for PM Modi – a vegetarian meal free of garlic and onion. Off The Cuff with Abhijit Banerjee From left: Shekhar Gupta, editor-in-chief, ThePrint; T.N. Ninan, chairman, Business Standard Pvt. Ltd.; Abhijit Banerjee, winner, Nobel Prize for Economics, 2019, and professor of Economics, MIT Off The Cuff with Abhijit...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Indian-American Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee during a meeting at the PM's residence, in New Delhi, Tuesday. | PTI

After ‘unique’ meeting, Abhijit Banerjee praises Modi’s move to reform civil services

Economics Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee thanked PM Modi for discussing his govt's thinking behind its policies.
Nobel Prize winner Abhijit Banerjee at ThePrint OTC | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Selling PSUs to check fiscal deficit a short-term solution: Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee

At ThePrint's Off the Cuff, Nobel-winning economist Abhijit Banerjee speaks about Indian economy, Modi government’s misses and personal politics.
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Demonetisation and GST broke the Indian economy’s back, says Raghuram Rajan

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

On Camera

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Tablighi Jamaat brought out Republic, Zee and Times Now’s fangs that Covid-19 had withdrawn

The unity of TV channels against coronavirus was too good to be true. The Tablighi Jamaat gave most of them the chance to show their true colours.
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Is there a risk of Modi govt using Covid-19 to curb media and freedoms or is it necessary?

Surveillance is becoming a key concern during the Covid-19 crisis. The Supreme Court has also directed media to publish the official version of the developments.

Defence

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Coronavirus doesn’t stop Indian Army from carrying out its annual cyber security exercise

Army had earlier issued advisory claiming India's adversaries were launching coronavirus-themed campaigns to infect official or personal IT assets of defence personnel.  

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.