Nirmala Sitharaman's COVID-19 package invites social criticism, but she may have more cards up her sleeves
Nirmala Sitharaman's advisers have been speaking of why fiscal prudence is important to avoid India being downgraded from investment grade by global credit rating agencies
Govt, business, civil society must implement direct cash transfers to avoid 'society-wide poverty trap', says Noble Laureate Esther Duflo
Duflo, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) , and Director, J Abdul Latif Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), made her remarks in the first session of a three-part webinar series titled ‘Leaders with Purpose’ co-hosted by Samhita Social Ventures and IDFC Institute
India needs big stimulus package to mitigate impact of COVID-19; give money to bottom 60%, says Abhijit Banerjee in live chat with Rahul Gandhi
Banerjee also suggested that the government hand out temporary ration cards to people to deal with the problem of food distribution for three months, and if need be can be renewed for another three months.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Rahul Gandhi to discuss economy, COVID-19 crisis with Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee today
The first such dialogue was held last week when Rahul Gandhi discussed the coronavirus pandemic and its economic implications with former Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan.
Coronavirus outbreak will push a vast section deeper into poverty and hunger; governments must take these steps to ease suffering
Despite the lockdown, state governments or the Union government should make special provisions to ensure that unemployed workers return home, either to be rid of the burden of paying extra for a roof, or to escape shelters and camps where an outbreak of COVID-19 could spread calamitously.
The mental health cost of an economic slowdown in India: 'My hope is dying, I feel isolated and depressed'
Many across the country are worried about the depleting state of the Indian economy. Despite being consoled by the Home Ministry, that it is temporary, the consequences of an unstable economy on psychosocial well-being cannot be overlooked.
West Bengal guv Jagdeep Dhankhar forced to leave Calcutta University convocation after students protest, raise anti-CAA slogans
West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar was on Tuesday forced to leave the Calcutta University's annual convocation in a huff after some students showed him black flags and shouted 'go back' for his pro-CAA stance, calling him an 'agent' of the BJP
Zee JLF 2020 Day 4: On stage — Abhijit Banerjee, climate change and travel writing; off stage — a rowdy crowd
Overhearing a fellow attendee at Day 4 of the Zee JLF 2020 tell his friend, 'Celebrities dikha raha hai toh bol, warna time waste mat kar', I hoped the rather dramatic session featuring Rajdeep Sardesai and Sachin Pilot lived up to his expectations | Harsh Pareek writes
Banking sector in India under 'stress', govt not in a position to bail it out, says Abhijit Banerjee
Speaking to the media on the sidelines of the 13th Jaipur Literature Festival, Abhijit Banerjee said the demand slowdown in the automobile sector also shows that people are lacking confidence in the economy
Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2020: Abhijit Banerjee, Sarah Parcak to discuss economics, archaeology on Day 4
The Travel Session promises to be an interesting panel with well-known authors such as Katie Hickman, Howard Jacobson, Elizabeth Gilbert and Hessler, moderated by JLF co-director William Dalrymple
Budget 2020 needs a Fiscal Operation Twist to balance short-term growth revival with long-term disicipline
A Fiscal Operation Twist may be a formula to get there with enhanced spending in some areas and a clear will to tighten the belt elsewhere.
Nobel laureates Abhijit Banerjee, wife Esther Duflo say it is time to expand tax base; advocate introduction of wealth tax in India
Banerjee, who is an alumnus of the University of Kolkata, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Harvard, said that wealth tax is a very logical tax for India to impose.
Good economics for the CAA-NRC times: Banerjee, Duflo's book dispels many of our beliefs about immigration
The conspicuous exclusion of Muslims in the CAA will alter the demographic makeup of voters in states, creating a cushy vote bank for the BJP. Notably, war and natural disasters may force people to move, but otherwise, an increase in wages, better opportunity and even starvation are not enough.
Jaipur Literature Festival: Abhijit Banerjee, David Wallace-Wells among speakers; 2020 edition to focus on climate change
With a focus on the importance of the arts, inclusivity, and the climate emergency, Namita Gokhale and William Dalrymple presented the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) 2020 Mumbai preview at the Royal Opera House.
Now, even if one talks about the $5-trillion target, at the current rate of slowed growth, the target is merely wishful thinking.
Now that BJP's kept Article 370, Ayodhya promise, high time govt focused on crashing economy, job generation, low investor confidence
The April-June GDP figure came at lowest in 7 years, gave a shocker to the economy.
India should embrace Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo-approved student training methods to give its primary education system a quantum leap
It would be a shame if an effective model evaluated by an Indian Nobel prize winner is ignored in its own backyard.
Whistleblowers open a Pandora’s box in Infosys, is the worst over for FMCG sector; all this and more on Moneycontrol Pro
A few anonymous employees of Infosys have accused its CEO Salil Parekh and CFO Nilanjan Roy of unethical practices for many quarters.
Attacks on Abhijit Banerjee are repulsive, but Nobel prize does not put him above legitimate critique
The news of Mumbai-born Banerjee—a Bengali who grew up in Kolkata and studied in JNU winning the coveted award (never mind his co-awardees) exploded as a mega bombshell on India’s polarised political climate
Govt’s stringent commitment to low inflation hurting farm sector, says Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee
Abhijit Banerjee said disinvestment is not long-term solution for bridging fiscal deficit.