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The Odisha government has decided to partner with Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) for targeted intervention in a set of social sectors including poorest of the poor through policy formulation and evaluations based on experimental research. The co-founders of J-PAL are Nobel laureates Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo. The Massachusettes Institute of Technology ..
Topics: Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab • Abhijit Banerjee • Academic disciplines • Center for Global Development • Development economists • Economics • Economists • Esther Duflo • Fellows of the Econometric Society • MacArthur Fellows • Massachusetts Institute of Technology • Randomized controlled trial
Indian-American Abhijit Banerjee, his wife Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer have jointly won the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty. Mr Banerjee was educated at the University of Calcutta, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Harvard University, where he received his Ph.D in 1988. He is currently the Ford Foundation ..
Topics: Abhijit Banerjee • Awards • Center for Global Development • Development economists • Economics • Economists • Elinor Ostrom • Esther Duflo • Fellows of the Econometric Society • Guggenheim Fellows • MacArthur Fellows • Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences
US duo William D. Nordhaus and Paul M. Romer have won the 2018 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for research “about innovation, climate and economic growth”. Laureate Romer was honoured for his work on the endogenous growth theory, which has generated vast amounts of new research into the regulations and policies that encourage new ..
Category: Government Schemes Current Affairs
Topics: Carbon tax • Climate change • Climate change policy • Economic growth • Economists • Fellows of the Econometric Society • Global warming • Low-carbon economy • Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences • Paul Romer • William Nordhaus
Gita Gopinath, professor at Harvard University, has been appointed chief economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The India-born economist will succeed Maurice (Maury) Obstfeld, who is to retire at the end of 2018.With this, Gopinath will become the 2nd Indian after former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan to be appointed to the position. According to ..
Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley of U.S. have been awarded the Nobel economics prize for studies on the match-making that takes place when doctors are coupled up with hospitals; students with schools; and human organs with transplant recipients. As per Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, their research has sparked a “flourishing field of research” and ..