Pieces in Popular Press

The universal basic income experiment in Kenya   
January 10, 2024 - NPR Planet Money 

[Interview] Korea should prioritize raising quality of life over indiscriminate growth, argue economists 
December 26, 2023 - Hankyoreh

The first results from the world’s biggest basic income experiment 
December 1, 2023 - Vox

Her Goldin Words 
October 11, 2023 - The Times of India

How debit cards helped Indonesia’s poor get more food 
March 2, 2023 - MIT News

"Even poor people just want to live their lives. They don't necessarily want to make as much money as possible." 
December 30, 2022 - Neue Zürcher Zeitung

A Dosti with Differences: Vikram Kirloskar 1958-2022, A friendship of the kind that transcended all disagreement 
December 5, 2022 - The Economic Times

Balancing Hope and Despair in Turbulent Times 
December 1, 2022 - The New York Times

Need smaller units of governance for democracy to work: Abhijit Banerjee 
November 5, 2022 - The Indian Express

'No proof quota in politics leads to incompetence' 
November 5, 2022 - Hindustan Times

We already know what would solve most global development challenges 
September 19, 2022 - Quartz

The Power of Goodness 
July 18, 2022 - The Indian Express

Sri Lanka: the canary in the mine that warns of what is coming on top of emerging countries 
July 14, 2022 - EL PAÍS

Inflation Impacting Poor, Middle-Class Heavily: Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee 
May 17, 2022 - NDTV

Time to take special care of children who lagged behind due to Covid: Abhijit Banerjee 
April 7, 2022 - The Business Standard

Post-pandemic education needs us to be open-minded and to experiment 
April 7, 2022 - Prothom Alo

Putting Our Assumptions to the Test 
March 7, 2022 - Hidden Brain Podcast

Learning losses due to school closures are big global threats: Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee 
February 8, 2022 - The New Indian Express

COVID-19 and loss of learning explained by Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee 
February 8, 2022 - India Today

Reopening Schools not enough, need to reintegrate children back into system: Abhijit Banerjee 
February 8, 2022 - The Times of India

How to Prevent COVID’s Next Comeback 
January 21, 2022 - Foreign Affairs

Overcentralisation of power leads to poverty: Abhijit Banerjee 
January 13, 2022 - The Business Standard

Giving people a one-time economic boost changes their lives for at least a decade 
January 6, 2022 - Fast Company

Universal basic income unnecessary for Korea in long term: Nobel-winning economist 
January 6, 2022 - The Korea Times

Middle-aged and older people support society 
December 30, 2021 - Nikkei

"Vaccine for developing countries" Save the World 
December 29, 2021 - Nikkei

A "big push" to lift people out of poverty 
December 22, 2021 - MIT News

The power of economics to explain and shape the world 
December 16, 2021 - MIT News

The Year of Results 
December 4, 2021 - Project Syndicate

Immigrants could fix the US labor shortage 
October 26, 2021 - Vox

If data doesn't support your belief, change your belief 
October 14, 2021 - Times of India

Economics 102 with Prof Abhijit Banerjee 
October 1, 2021 - Conversations with Coleman podcast

These Nobel Prize-winning economists explain why direct cash transfers are so vital to fighting poverty 
September 27, 2021 - Fast Company

Rich world's pandemic selfishness won't be forgotten 
July 29, 2021 - Axios

Abhijit Banerjee In A Special Conversation 
June 29, 2021 - Dainik Bhaskar

Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee: 'Ours is a social science' 
June 21, 2021 - Financial Times

If we can vaccinate the world, we can beat the climate crisis 
June 5, 2021 - The Guardian

Economists: We need to be ready for Covid in Africa [video] 
June 3, 2021 - Amanpour/CNN

Other states are trying vaccine lotteries. Should Mass. consider something similar? 
June 1, 2021 - The Boston Globe

Nobel Laureate Calls on India to Boost Pandemic Support Spending 
May 25, 2021 - Bloomberg News

Variant fueling COVID-19 crisis in India raises concern in neighboring countries [video] 
May 13, 2021 - CBS News

New "Marshall Plan" for the pandemic 
May 11, 2021 - Kathimerini

India's Problem Is Now the World's Problem 
May 6, 2021 - The New York Times

Can doubling down on basic skills rescue left-behind children? 
April 28, 2021 - Financial Times

Universal Income, the wage for happiness? [video] 
February 2, 2021 - FRANCE24 

How to persuade your vaccine-skeptic friends to get the COVID-19 shot, according to a Nobel prize-winner who studies vaccine hesitancy 
January 19, 2021 - Business Insider

Meet Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee, the mild-mannered sharp shooter 
December 26, 2020 - Business Standard

Elitist mindset behind India's learning poverty, says Abhijit Banerjee 
November 17, 2020 - Business Standard

TNIE Expressions | Cost of lockdown in India wasn’t justified: Abhijit Banerjee 
November 9, 2020 - The New Indian Express

“Good Economics for Hard Times” is the best business book of the year 
October 15, 2020 - Handelsblatt

A fervent appeal to Pujo's entrepreneurs and the general public 
October 13, 2020 - Anandabazar

Poverty rising rapidly due to pandemic, Nobel laureates call for action 
October 11, 2020 - Nieuwsuur

Abhijit Banerjee: "Covid creates millions of new poor, risk of catastrophe in the global South" 
October 5, 2020 - La Repubblica

Universal Basic Income, Pt. 2: From Stockton to Juneau [audio] 
September 17, 2020 - WorldAffairs

Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo on how economies can rebound 
May 26, 2020 - The Economist

Coronavirus is a crisis for the developing world, but here's why it needn't be a catastrophe 
May 6, 2020 - The Guardian

Prejudices about online courses, but healthy to lose some of those: Abhijit Banerjee 
May 6, 2020 - The Indian Express

Millions Had Risen Out of Poverty. Coronavirus is Pulling Them Back. 
April 30, 2020 - The New York Times

Coronavirus lockdown: Nobel prize economist says India must do more for poor 
April 24, 2020 - BBC News

How Poverty Ends 
January/February 2020 - Foreign Affairs

'I'm a disasterous money manager': why Nobel Prize winner Abhijit Banerjee is the economics professor you wish you had 
January 28, 2020 - The National

We Can Help Poor People by Treating Them With Respect 
December 9, 2019 - TIME Magazine

The economic and political consequences of India’s demonetisation 
October 14, 2019 - VoxDev

Special report on the 2019 Nobel Prize for economics 
October 2019 - Pratidin News

'Many Schemes Must End, Be Reviewed to Fund NYAY' 
May 15, 2019 - IndiaSpend 
Abhijit Banerjee interviewed by Shreehari Paliath on Nyuntam Aay Yojana (NYAY).

'NYAY disrupted obsession with Pulwama. Its funding's debated. But we're undertaxed compared to China.' 
May 14, 2019 - The DailyO 
Abhijit Banerjee interviewed by Rohit E David on the Indian Congress NYAY Scheme

The Call of the Nation 
April 25, 2019 - The Citizen 
Abhijit Banerjee and Ranu Ghosh's new documentary, The Magnificent Journey: Times and Tales of Democracy, brings to light the landscape of our times in India and how the idea of democracy is under severe threat.

The Learning State: How information becomes insight 
March 18, 2019 - The Indian Express 
Abhijit Banerjee and Shrayana Bhattacharya

Narendra Modi does not accept his mistakes, the country is suffering from it 
January 22, 2019 - Anandabazar Patrika - Bengali Newspaper

Farmers are paying for India's inflation target, says MIT economist Abhijit Banerjee 
January 16, 2019 - CNBC

Nation obsessed with quotas isn’t putting right emphasis on policy: Abhijit Banerjee 
January 11, 2019 - Livemint

We don't ask real questions, are obsessed with quotas: Abhijit V Banerjee 
January 11, 2019 - Business Standard

Make govt jobs less cushy: MIT economist Abhijit Banerjee on 10% quota 
January 9, 2019 - Business Standard

An Economic Strategy for India 
January 2019 
Abhijit Banerjee, Pranjul Bhandari, Sajjid Chinoy, Maitreesh Ghatak, Gita Gopinath, Amartya Lahiri, NeelkanthMishra, Prachi Mishra, Karthik Muralidharan, Rohini Pande, Eswar Prasad, Raghuram Rajan, and E. Somanathan 

Eight things India must do in 2019: The economic challenges we face and the reforms we need to carry out now 
January 1, 2019 - The Times of India 
Raghuram Rajan and Abhijit Banerjee

Guv’s first few days are crucial, DeMo happened in first few weeks of Urjit Patel’s tenure: Abhijit Banerjee, MIT  
December 16, 2018 - The Economic Times

As Citizens' Alertness Increases, Democracy Becomes Fruitful 
March 2018 - Ananda Bazar

Let Raag Bhairav accompany you 
November 14, 2018 - The Indian Express

Interpretation of dreams: Growth is an artifact of how we compute GDP numbers 
September 10, 2017 - The Economics Times 
Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo

One question for the road  
July 6, 2017 - The Indian Express 
Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Dan Keniston

Video: Interview with Economist Abhijit Banerjee 
July 4, 2017 - The Wire

Basic income could transform society. But first, it needs to be tested. 
May 27, 2017 
Abhijit Banerjee, Michael Faye, Alan Krueger, Paul Niehaus, and Tavneet Suri 

India's GDP numbers are likely to be an overestimation 
March 8, 2017 - The Hindustan Times 

Focus our best academic talent in a few places to promote excellence  
January 21, 2017 - The Hindustan Times 

Bad economics can bite 
December 22, 2016 – The Hindustan Times

We need a leader, not just a glorified manager 
November 23, 2016 - The Hindustan Times 

Even if Trump loses, the anger that has brought him to the fore will remain 
November 3, 2016 - The Hindustan Times 

Let us face it, we overplayed our hand 
October 12, 2016 - The Hindustan Times 

India needs help of Kashimirs to offset Pakistan's dirty cross border games 
October 11, 2016 - The Hindustan Times 

Don't blame it on our genes 
September 1, 2016 - The Hindustan Times 

Little to cheer: One Olympic medal for every 60 crore Indians 
September 1, 2016 - The Hindustan Times 

Brexit: If democracy has to survive, the elites have to regain their credibility  
June 24, 2016 - The Hindustan Times

The best way to welfare 
June 18, 2016 – The Indian Express

We need to make our sports talent truly world class 
April 17, 2016 - The Hindustan Times 

We need thinking spaces like JNU and the govt must stay out of it  
February 16, 2016 - The Hindustan Times 

India should look to tax the rich and wealthy more: MIT prof Abhijit Banerjee 
January 19, 2016 - The Hindustan Times 

Not just odd-even plan, a combination of incentives, subsidies needed 
December 22, 2015 – The Hindustan Times

Intimidation, imitation, economics: Why youth are taking to terror 
November 25, 2015 – The Hindustan Times

Peace-loving people need to break silence on growing intolerance 
October 16, 2015 – The Hindustan Times

Video: Keynote address, Economic and Financial Committee of the 70th UN General Assembly 
October 7, 2015 – UN Web TV

Police reform a must to stop the State from misusing its power 
August 26, 2015 – The Hindustan Times

Colleges, univs should be exciting places to teach, be taught 
July 23, 2015 – The Hindustan Times

Sanitation drive: Bring it all in from the open 
April 28, 2015 – The Hindustan Times

Land acquisition: First, sow the seeds of security among farmers 
March 26, 2015 – The Hindustan Times

Brian Lehrer Public Intellectual segment on micro-credit 
February 18, 2015 – Video interview on BrianLehrer.TV

Delhi polls: When it comes to funding, keep it white and keep it right 
February 4, 2015 – The Hindustan Times

‘Learning’s not about enrolment, latrines in school. We’re failing children on massive scale’ 
February 1, 2015 – The Indian Express 
Abhijit Banerjee & Esther Duflo sat down with The Indian Express to discuss education in India and which programs work to improve student learning

Don't allow industry to dictate policies 
January 14, 2015 – Video by The Economic Times 
Abhijit Banerjee says that the world's euphoria over Modi's election has reduced considerably.  

Food for thought- Parties should reward their foot soldiers amply 
January 1, 2015 – The Hindustan Times

Front-end interventions are fine, do not lose sight of the back-end 
December 12, 2014 – The Indian Express 
Abhijit Banerjee, in an interview with Surabhi, talks about a need to review the MGNREGA scheme.

Why axe only MGNREGA? Mr Modi, we need to talk 
November 26, 2014 – The Hindustan Times

India: Abhijit Banerjee - Re-thinking Development Programs | Global 3000 
November 10, 2014 - Video interview by Deutsche Welle, DW, Live TV, broadcasting

No job is 'low' - be it desk or labour 
October 27, 2014 – The Hindustan Times

India's self-righteous policies aren't helping the poor 
October 02, 2014 – The Hindustan Times

How to Prioritize U.N. Goals 
September 10, 2014 – The New York Times

The new plan body must have a certain oomph 
August 19, 2014 – The Hindustan Times

The centre may not hold: how public rage may hurt India 
July 1, 2014 – The Hindustan Times

Narendra Modi has to be most decisive at first 
May 26, 2014 – The Hindustan Times

Why BJP's plan of full reforms is easier said than done 
April 23, 2014 – The Hindustan Times

UPA is not able to take credit for what it has done 
March 25, 2014 – The Hindustan Times

Call the school crisis by its name 
January 21, 2014 - Indian Express

Shake things up a little bit 
January 17, 2014 – The Hindustan Times

Ativos e treinamento deixam os pobres mais ricos, produtivos, felizes e saudáveis (Portuguese version) 
January 16, 2014 - Original Portuguese version from Desafios do Desenvolvimento 
Abhijit Banerjee is interviewed by Brazil's IPEA magazine “Desafios do Desenvolvimento”

Promises to keep: why AAP must form govt in Delhi 
December 19, 2013 – The Hindustan Times

China wants more babies now, but can it succeed? 
December 5, 2013 – The Hindustan Times

Show Me the Evidence! (English version) 
November 23, 2013 – Original Spanish version from El Mercurio (Chile newspaper)

¿Cuál es tu evidencia? (Spanish version) 
November 23, 2013 – El Mercurio (Chile newspaper)

Rich economy poor ecology 
September 28, 2013 – The Hindustan Times

Talk to the poor, don't talk down 
August 9, 2013 - India Today 

Global Nationalism 
July 30, 2013 – The Hindustan Times

Game of gastro-generosity 
June 24, 2013 – The Hindustan Times

Subsidies Have a Very Poor Design and Very Little Imagination 
April 2, 2013 - Business Today 
Abhijit Banerjee on improving the design of subsidies for the poor.

It’s Plane and Simple 
March 31, 2013 – The Hindustan Times

The Poor Are Not Zombies 
March 22, 2013 - India Today 

A Wannabe Nation 
March 6, 2013 – The Hindustan Times

New Day, New Start 
January 1, 2013 – Hindustan Times

Difficult Truth 
December 6, 2012 - Financial Times Urban Ingenuity Magazine  
The poorest people are often the most ingenious because they are forced to make up for the failures of their leaders.

It’s Time to Get Real 
October 30, 2012 - Hindustan Times

Butterly Brilliant 
October 01, 2012 - Hindustan Times

Indian Economist on UN Panel on Post-2015 Agenda 
August 1, 2012 – Hindustan Times 
Abhijit Banerjee among 26 people who have been named by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as members of a high-level panel to advise the world body on the global development agenda beyond 2015.

Not Fired with Logic 
July 25, 2012 – Hindustan Times

A Rich Chat With the ‘Poor’ Economist 
May 14, 2012 - The Telegraph India 
Abhijit Banerjee is interviewed by the Telegraph after being crowned Shera’s Shera at the STAR Ananda Shera Bangali Awards 2012.

Abhijit Banerjee: 'The poor, probably rightly, see that their chances of getting somewhere different are minimal' 
April 22, 2012 – The Guardian 
On why aid that assumes the poor will do the right thing is misguided – and why political corruption does not necessarily mean economic stagnation.

Not Caste in Stone 
April 9, 2012 - Hindustan Times

Global development podcast: spotlight on the battle against global poverty 
March 27, 2012 - The Guardian 
Abhijit Banerjee discusses development goals for global poverty in a podcast recorded at The Guardian's Open weekend.

Fund and Flag 
February 21, 2012 - Indian Express

And That is a Fact 
February 2, 2012 - Hindustan Times

Five Questions with Prof. Banerjee 
January 21, 2012 – The New York Times 
Prof. Banerjee is interviewed in The New York Times' India Ink blog.

This is Tunnel Vision 
December 27, 2011 - Hindustan Times

Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo Named Top Global Thinkers 
December 1, 2011 - Foreign Policy 
Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo named Foreign Policy's Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2011.

Learning Curbs 
November 13, 2011 - Hindustan Times

Draw the Right Line 
October 24, 2011 - Hindustan Times

The Plots Thicken 
September 19, 2011 - Hindustan Times

MIT economist on why policies fail in India 
September 1, 2011 - The Telegraph

Ride with the Tide 
August 24, 2011 - The Telegraph

Promise Is Not Delivery 
August 12, 2011 – India Today

Tea With The Economist: Abhijit Banerjee 
July 21, 2011 - The Economist 
Abhijit shares his radical ideas for fighting global poverty.

Poor Economics: Rethink on Poverty? 
July 22, 2011 - NDTV 
Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo appear on NDTV To discuss how policies that deal with poverty alleviation are often based on cultural and literary stereotypes of how the poor are "lazy or enterprising, noble or thievish, angry or passive, helpless or self-sufficient."

Breaking Down the Poverty Problem 
July 13, 2011 - Forbes India

One Size Does Not Fit All 
July 18, 2011 - India Today

There Are No Magic Bullets to Eradicate Poverty 
July 24, 2011 - Business India

The Guardian Business podcast: Greece and the Effectiveness of International Aid 
The Greek debt crisis worsens as ratings agencies threaten further downgrades. Plus Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo discuss their new book Poor Economics

Change That Bengal Needs - Mihir S.Sharma 
May 22, 2011 - Indian Express

Making Things Work in Bengal 
May 16, 2011 - Indian Express

Who is Getting Stuck in the Poverty Trap? 
Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo are interviewed on WGBH's The Takeaway about their new book Poor Economics. 
May 10, 2011

Contra la pobreza nos sobran teorías y faltan experimentos 
May 3, 2011 - La Vanguardia 
Interview with Abhijit Banerjee in La Vanguardia, Spain

Understanding The 'Economics' Of The World's Poor 
May 5, 2011 - NPR 
Economist Abhijit Banerjee argues that international aid organizations place too much focus on providing food, and should take a more nuanced approach to meeting the needs of their aid recipients.

New Thinking On Fighting Global Poverty 
May 4, 2011 - NPR 
Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo on On Point with Tom Ashbrook discussing the case for radical change in how the world fights global poverty.

Money Can Solve Corruption 
April 17, 2011 - Hindustan Times

Every Problem Does Not Have a Solution 
March 31, 2011 - Financial Express

A Platter of Choices 
March 29, 2011 - Indian Express

Once There Was a City 
March 27, 2011 - Hindustan Times

A Bend in the River 
February 13, 2011 - Hindustan Times

Having Growth, Eating it too 
January 20, 2011 - Indian Express

Let's Keep the Faith 
December 27, 2010 - Hindustan Times

A Different Dividend 
December 1, 2010 - Hindustan Times

Help Microfinance, Don't Kill It 
November 26, 2010 - Indian Express

On a Different Track 
October 5, 2010 - Hindustan Times

Tank Up for Growth 
August 13, 2010 - Hindustan Times

Abhijit Banerjee on Microcredit 
August 2010 - Executive Times

Our Terminal Illness 
July 6, 2010 - Hindustan Times

Welcome, All Members 
June 9, 2010 - Hindustan Times

Measured Success versus Failed Miracles 
May 24, 2010 - Forbes India

Parental Guidance 
May 4, 2010 - Hindustan Times

Lower the Barriers 
March 28, 2010 - Hindustan Times

Not Air-Conditioned 
February 12, 2010 - Hindustan Times

Indian Democracy and Economic Reforms 

An Economist for All Seasons 
December 27, 2009 - Hindustan Times

The True Potential of UID 
November 10, 2009 - Hindustan Times

Why Poor Need Unique ID 
November 9, 2009 - Hindustan Times

Idle Worshippers 
October 14, 2009 - Hindustan Times

Making the Right Choice 
April 21, 2009 - Hindustan Times

A Job Half Done 
August 13, 2009 - Hindustan Times

More Than a Marginal Force 
April 13, 2009 - Hindustan Times

Will Caste be the Future of Indian Politics? 
April 4, 2009 - Hindustan Times

Start with the Ministers 
May 2008 - Indian Express

A Bird Flu Over the Commie Nest 
February 20, 2008 - Down to Earth

Inside the Machine 
March/April 2007 - Boston Review

Cars, Not Land 
March 31, 2007 - Down to Earth

Identity Politics Crisis 
March 21, 2007 - Hindustan Times

A Prize for a Brave Man 
November 2006 - Executive Times

New Development Economics and the Challenge to Theory 
October 1, 2005 - Economic and Political Weekly

Miracles and methods 
February 29, 2004 – Down to Earth