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Attendees at World Economic Forum meet in Davos | Jason Alden/Bloomberg

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.
Protests against the CAA have impacted the image of the Modi government

Duflo & Banerjee say NRC-CAA ‘risky’, Naushad Forbes tells industry, speak truth to power

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.
Representative image | A shopper walks through an hypermarket aisle | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

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.
Nobel Prize for Economics winner Esther Duflo

Esther Duflo, second woman to win Economics Nobel, says profession must respect women more

Esther Duflo shared the Nobel for Economics with Abhijit Banerjee and Michael Kremer for their "experimental approach" to fighting global poverty.

On Camera

A woman in a marketplace deserted due to lockdown in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh | Photo: ANI

India isn’t facing up to the true financial cost of Covid

Truth is currently as scarce as capital in India. The govt doesn’t have the appetite for large-scale socialisation of private losses, lest the opposition accuse PM Modi of cronyism.

Defence

A file photo of Pangong Lake in Ladakh | Visharad Saxena | Special arrangement

India, China generals meet today as ‘PLA keeps up Pangong incursions, blocks army at Depsang’

The fresh round of dialogue comes as India and China have hit a stalemate in military talks with regard to disengagement at multiple flashpoints in Ladakh.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.