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Why we have a cowardly state instead of a strong one

Mar 07, 2013

Why we have a cowardly state instead of a strong one

Are we too vile or too wily for our own good? Why is it that despite hankering for a strong state, we have only ended weakening it further? #Pratap Bhanu Mehta #Good Reads #Gurcharan Das #Abhijit Banerjee #Constitution #Wannabe Nation
Caveats on cash transfers Don't over-commit, don't screw up

Dec 15, 2012

Caveats on cash transfers Don't over-commit, don't screw up

Direct cash transfers will work if they are designed well. But it is important not to over-commit resources, says Abhijit Banerjee of MIT. #Poverty #Q&A #Abhijit Banerjee #Poor Economics
Economist Abhijit Banerjee in UN development panel

Aug 01, 2012

Economist Abhijit Banerjee in UN development panel

Indian economist AbhijitBanerjee is among the 26 people who have been named by UNSecretary General Ban Ki-moon as members of a high-level panelto advise the world body on the global development agenda beyond 2015. #United Nations #NewsTracker #Abhijit Banerjee #Poor Economics
Did NREGA create more work or leisure? What will Food Bill do?

Jan 27, 2012

Did NREGA create more work or leisure? What will Food Bill do?

If NREGA let more people earn more by working less, what will the cheap food under the Food Security Bill accomplish? #ConnectTheDots #NREGA #Food Security Bill #Social Security #Esther Duflo #Abhijit Banerjee