Pieces in Popular Press

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