‘Falling Oil Prices Boon for India’ – Professor Pravin Krishna

Amid the weeks-long nation-wide lock-down aimed at maintaining social distancing to keep the highly infectious Covid-19 pandemic at bay and in the wake of huge relief announcements made by the Indian finance minister to tackle an unprecedented health crisis, a noted India-born economist has said that the Centre is in a good position to help … Continue reading ‘Falling Oil Prices Boon for India’ – Professor Pravin Krishna

Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee’s Quiet Revolution to Free People from Poverty Traps

"AS A YOUNG CHILD, my son Abhijit liked literature and poetry and read extensively in Bengali and English. My memories of him from his early teens are of a voracious reader,” Nirmala Banerjee tells Open before ending the chat on a polite note. “The only thing I want to say is I am happy like … Continue reading Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee’s Quiet Revolution to Free People from Poverty Traps

Economics Nobel for Kolkata Boy, Alumnus of JNU, Presidency College

Indian-origin, Mumbai-born economist Abhijit Banerjee has won this year’s Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his work in alleviating poverty, making him the second Indian after Amartya Sen to receive the honour. An authority on global poverty, Abhijit Banerjee carried out his research emphasising the human condition in his home country, and in the … Continue reading Economics Nobel for Kolkata Boy, Alumnus of JNU, Presidency College

Gita Gopinath: The New Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund

FORMER FEDERAL RESERVE Chairman Ben Bernanke, known to be economical with praise, speaks of Gita Gopinath as “one of the strongest and most promising students I ever worked with”. Gopinath, who has several firsts to her credit, did her PhD at Princeton under the guidance of Ben Bernanke and Kenneth Rogoff, a former IMF economist … Continue reading Gita Gopinath: The New Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund