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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
Prof. Gita Gopinath, the John Zwaanstra professor of International Studies and Economics at Harvard University, has joined International Monetary Fund (IMF) as its first female Chief Economist. The 11th chief economist of the IMF, Gopinath succeeded Maurice (Maury) Obstfeld as Economic Counsellor and Director of the IMF’s Research Department. With this, Gopinath became the 2nd ..
Prof. Thirukodikaval Nilakanta Srinivasan (85), a distinguished Indian economist and a scholar, has passed away in Chennai, Tamil Nadu on November 11, 2018. He was known for being one of the key advocates of the 1991 economic reforms. Srinivasan, who was a Professor of Economics and International Area Studies Emeritus at Yale University, had been ..
Topics: Academic journals • Fellows of the Econometric Society • Jagdish • Journal of Development Economics • Neelakanta • Periodicals • Publications • Suresh Tendulkar • T. N. Srinivasan • Urjit Patel
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 ..
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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