Good Economics For Hard Times

Abhijit V. Banerjee & Esther Duflo
Book Launch
Saturday, 5th January 2019

The first Literature Live Evening of 2020 should start the year with a bang. And what could be better than bringing to Bombay the new book of Nobel Laureates for Economics, Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo? The launch of ‘Good Economics for Hard Times’ will be followed by a conversation between the authors and Ajit Ranade, leading economist and public policy advocate.

The event will take place at The Rendezous, Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Gateway of India, on Sunday, January 5 at 7 PM. Please see the attached card for more details.

Seating, as usual, is on a first come, first served basis, so do come early.


Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee

Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee is an Indian-American economist who is currently the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Banerjee shared the 2019 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty”. Along with Esther Duflo, they are the sixth married couple to jointly win a Nobel Prize

Esther Duflo

Esther Duflo, FBA is a French–American economist,[6] who is the Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She is the co-founder and co-director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab which was established in 2003. She shared the 2019 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with Abhijit Banerjee and Michael Kremer, “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty”.

RSVP & Venue

The Rendezvous, Taj Mahal Palace Hotel

Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001

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