Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo go traditional to receive Nobel Prize in Sweden
Indian American economist Abhijit Banerjee and his French-Amer...
Rajya Sabha proceedings adjourned till 2 pm
Soon after the House met for the day, Left and other opposition party members raised the two issu...
Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer win Nobel in Economics
Indian-American Abhijit Banerjee, along with Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer, won the 2019 economics Nobel for their work on finding new ways to tackle poverty.
View: Development economists who go small have a point
Pritchett reasons that the only thing that really alleviates a nation’s poverty on a significant scale is economic growth.
Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, Michael Kremer win 2019 Nobel Economics Prize for study on poverty
Indian-American Abhijit Banerjee, his wife Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer jointly won the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize on Monday "for their e...
Indian-American Abhijit Banerjee, along with Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer win 2019 Nobel Economics Prize
"This year's Laureates have introduced a new approach to obtaining reliable answers about the best ways to fight global poverty," the academy said in statement.
View: How randomised control trials have indeed been an effective tool for development economics
An RCT randomly allocates volunteers to, say, two groups. One is treated with the drug in question, the other with a placebo. There are over 200,000 well-documented cases of RCTs in medicine.
View: Experimental economics not perfect but has potential
RCT, a new field, can make useful predictions and can help discover not "what works", but "why things work".
If BJP had asked me for (UBI) numbers, I would have given it to them too: Abhijit Banerjee
Banerjee & Duflo, who won this year's Nobel prize in Economics, share their views on a wide array of subjects.
View: The much talked-about randomised controlled trials are more sinned against than sinning
RCTs, by creating treatment (those who get the development programme) and control groups (those who don’t), create further ethical problems by creating short-term haves and have-nots that could potentially skew observed responses.
Banerjee, Duflo in Rajasthan research paper: Better transfers, time off work can improve police performance
The husband-wife duo had co-authored a working paper on ‘Improving police performance in Rajasthan’, following a study conducted at 162 out of 800 police stations in the state.
Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee: Some personal recollections
In 1983, there was a protracted student agitation on the JNU Campus that culminated in a sit-in at the residence of the vice-chancellor, PN Srivastava.
Abhijit Banerjee, the economist who warned India of note ban pain
Banerjee was also one of the advisors to Congress on the ambitious NYAY scheme, proposed ahead of 2019 polls.
Coffee Board to expand krishi taranga service to more farmers
The team of precision agriculture department has been working with Coffee Board of India to address the needs of the coffee farmers.
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