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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...
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Abhijit Banerjee’s Nobel in the US: Is it a comment on the quality of Indian institutions?

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Indian economy heading towards disaster, Abhijit Banerjee said days before winning Nobel

Economics Nobel winner Abhijit Banerjee said the Indian economy is in a crisis and investment, consumption have totally collapsed.
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Nobel for Abhijit Banerjee and co shows how Economics as a discipline is changing

The 2019 Economics Nobel prize winners are 3 "poverty fighters" who defy the notion that economists are merely upholders of the free market.
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Economics Nobel for Abhijit Banerjee celebrates asking the right questions

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

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Economics Nobel winner Abhijit Banerjee a Modi govt critic, saw no logic in demonetisation

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Economist Abhijit Banerjee is the sixth Nobel winner with a Kolkata connection

Abhijit Banerjee and his wife Esther Duflo are two of three winners of the 2019 Nobel for Economics.

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Marking Covid-19 patients should not leave a social mark in India

The act of marking carries historical baggage. If India wants to mark those infected with coronavirus, it must think of sensible ways that don’t outlive the crisis.
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Defence

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Soldiers failing to disclose Covid-19 information will invite action under Army Act

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