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Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee is an American economist. He is currently the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at MIT.
After his interaction with former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan and Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi spoke to Professor Ashish Jha, a globally recognised public health professional and Professor Johan Giesecke, the famous Swedish epidemiologist, on the COVID-19 crisis.
Congress leader Rahul on Friday said a strategy needs to be devised to open the lockdown placed to curb the spread of coronavirus and added that transparency is needed in Central government's actions in this regard.Any businessman will tell you that there is a clash between economic supply chain and 'red, orange and green zones', that need to be resolved," Gandhi said.
Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee on Tuesday alleged that the Centre has "slightly different" approach in dealing COVID-19 battle as it wants to keep "everything under control" and suggested that there should be a balance between Central and state governments."A centralised approach is required to deal with the current situation but there should be a balance between Centre and states.On being asked by Gandhi on what could be added to the government's package list for COVID-19, he said, "We can't really get cash to people.
In an interaction with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday, Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee raised concerns towards a chain of bankruptcies and demand shortfall in dealing with the economic fallout of COVID-19 and said India needs a "stimulus package"."There are two concerns, one is how to avoid a chain of bankruptcies, maybe writing off a lot of debts...Second is demand shortfall and getting some cash into hands of people is the best way to kick start the economy," Banerjee said during an online interaction with the Congress leader.He said direct cash transfer and direct benefit transfers are required to help the states and needy, including migrant workers.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is set to hold a conversation with Nobel Laureate, Abhijit Banerjee on the economic fall out of the COVID-19 crisis, on Tuesday as part of his series of discussion with experts.
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar was forced to leave the venue of the Calcutta University convocation on Tuesday without attending it following protests by students opposing CAA who raised slogans asking him to "go back" and called him a "stooge of the BJP".
Indian-American economist Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, and his French-American wife Esther Duflo were conferred the Nobel Prize for Economics in Sweden here, alongside their American colleague Michael Kremer.
Indian American economist Abhijit Banerjee and his French-American wife Esther Duflo along with their colleague Michael Kremer received the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences on Tuesday for their work to alleviate global poverty that has helped millions of children in an experimental approach that favours practical steps over theory.
The Odisha government on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) South Asia to engage in a strategic evidence-based approach to policy making.