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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.
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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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It’s time for India to adopt dual citizenship

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S Palshikar on Modi-Fadnavis ‘entrapment’ politics & Nobel winner Banerjee’s RCT is dodgy

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What Abhijit Banerjee and Thomas Piketty missed in their study of Indian voter behaviour

The celebrated economists have argued Indian voters vote for caste and religious issues, and not for social spending.
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Nobel winner Abhijit Banerjee offers cure to India’s ideology-driven public policy ailment

Indians’ tendency to use ready-made frames, both by Left and Right, makes policy prescriptions utterly predictable and not so useful.
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Abhijit Banerjee’s Nobel in the US: Is it a comment on the quality of Indian institutions?

Banerjee is the second Nobel laureate of Indian origin after Amartya Sen, who won the award in Economics in 1998.

On Camera

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What the massive Beirut explosion reveals about Lebanon’s complex political situation

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The world has a new centibillionaire – Mark Zuckerberg

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Defence

Indian Army personnel | Representational image | ANI

This is the 3-stage system Army movies go through in India to prevent an Ekta Kapoor ‘XXX’

MoD wrote to Censor Board last month emphasising that web series based on military subjects also require a no-objection certification, just like movies & TV serials do.
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Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.