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Meet Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee, the mild-mannered sharp shooter

Banerjee tells Anjuli Bhargava he wants the world to have the right conversations before marching on in its battle against extreme poverty

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Abhijit Banerjee | Nobel Laureate for Economics | Nobel Prize

Anjuli Bhargava 



Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, Nobel laureate & Economist
Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, Nobel laureate & Economist | illustration: Binay Sinha

If ideology, ignorance and inertia were human and Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, economist and one of the three 2019 Nobel laureates for economics, had a licence to kill, he’d shoot with gay abandon. And while at it, he would probably also eliminate hunches, preconceived notions and bad advice being dished out by consultants (all of you in immaculate blue pinstripes and pink ties, watch out!) who appear to have all the answers, but evidently don’t.

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First Published: Fri, December 25 2020. 23:56 IST

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