Top economist Abhijit Banerjee says, “Wouldn’t have won Nobel if based in India”

“It isn’t that there’s no good talent in India, but a certain kind of system is needed.”: Abhijit Banerjee at Zee Jaipur Literature Festival.

Jaipur| Indian-American economist Abhijit Banerjee says he wouldn’t have been able to win a Nobel Prize if he were based in his country of origin.

He also says that India has good talent but a certain kind of system is needed to nurture it.

Abhijit Banerjee said, explained that a lot of work for which he got credit was done by others. It’s not possible for a single individual to achieve it, he said.

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Abhijit Banerjee, born in Mumbai, was educated at the University of Calcutta and Jawaharlal Nehru University. He received his PhD from Harvard University and is a professor at the MIT.

He also served on the UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

In 2019, he shared the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel with his wife Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer. They were given the award “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.

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