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Banerjee, Abhijit

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Works: 27 works in 42 publications in 4 languages and 255 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Performer, Instrumentalist, Author, Proofreader
Classifications: M1808.M85, 787.82
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Publications about Abhijit Banerjee
Publications by Abhijit Banerjee
Most widely held works by Abhijit Banerjee
Hollow bamboo by Ronu Majumdar( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2000 in 3 languages and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Kushal Das, sitar by Kushal Das( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2000 in No Linguistic Content and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Inde du Nord : Sangeet Trio en concert by Sangeet Trio( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in No Linguistic Content and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Lady astride the tiger by Ronu Majumdar( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 17 libraries worldwide
De l'aube à la nuit by Parween Sultana( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1991 in Hindi and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Amjad Ali Khan, sarod by Amjad Ali Khan( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1995 in No Linguistic Content and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Sarod and tabla music in Hindustani style
Moonlight whispers by Larry Coryell( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Pitfalls of Participatory Programs Evidence From A Randomized Evaluation In Education In India by Abhijit V Banerjee( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Participation of beneficiaries in the monitoring of public services is increasingly seen as key to improving their efficiency. In India, the current government flagship program on universal primary education organizes community members, specifically locally elected leaders and parents of children enrolled in public schools, into committees and gives these powers over resource allocation, monitoring and management of school performance. However, in a baseline survey this paper finds that people were not aware of the existence of these committees and their potential for improving education. The paper evaluates three different interventions to encourage beneficiaries' participation: providing information, training community members in a new testing tool, and training and organizing volunteers to hold remedial reading camps for illiterate children. The authors find that these interventions had no impact on community involvement in public schools, and no impact on teacher effort or learning outcomes in those schools. However, the intervention that trained volunteers to teach children to read had large impact on activity outside public schools -- local youths volunteered to be trained, and children who attended these camps substantially improved their reading skills. These results suggest that citizens face substantial constraints in participating to improve the public education system, even when they care about education and are willing to do something to improve it
Budhaditya Mukherjee, sitār by Budhaditya Mukherjee( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1997 in No Linguistic Content and Undetermined and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Sitar and tabla music in Hindustani style
Total absorption raga Surdasi Malhar by Nikhil Banerjee( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2000 in No Linguistic Content and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The uses of economic theory : against a purely positive interpretation of theoretical results by Abhijit Banerjee( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Economists are excessively influenced by the so-called positive economics view, which says that economists should only describe and not prescribe. Here I argue that this view is flawed because it makes unreasonably strong assumptions about what players (the agents taking economic decisions) know and understand. I then use the example of micro-credit to show how this bias towards positive economics has distorted the policy debate. Keywords: Positivist Methodology, Mechanism Design, Micro-credit. JEL Classifications: B4, D8, O2
Evolution and rationality : some recent game-theoretic results by Abhijit V Banerjee( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in Undetermined and held by 1 library worldwide
Melodious bhajans by Tripti Mukherjee( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1997 in Indic [Other] and held by 1 library worldwide
Raga Bagheshri ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2002 in No Linguistic Content and held by 1 library worldwide
Evolutionary selection and rational behavior by Abhijit V Banerjee( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in Undetermined and held by 1 library worldwide
Soul to soul ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1995 in German and held by 1 library worldwide
Can institutions be reformed from within? : evidence from a randomized experiment with the rajasthan police by Abhijit Banerjee( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Institutions in developing countries, particularly those inherited from the colonial period, are often thought to be subject to strong inertia. This study presents the results of a unique randomized trial testing whether these institutions can be reformed through incremental administrative change. The police department of the state of Rajasthan, India collaborated with researchers at US and Indian universities to design and implement four interventions to improve police performance and the public's perception of the police in 162 police stations (covering over one-fifth of the State's police stations and personnel): (1) placing community observers in police stations; (2) a freeze on transfers of police staff; (3) in-service training to update skills; and (4) weekly duty rotation with a guaranteed day off per week. These reforms were evaluated using data collected through two rounds of surveys including police interviews, decoy visits to police stations, and a large-scale public opinion and crime victimization survey-the first of its kind in India. The results illustrate that two of the reform interventions, the freeze on transfers and the training, improved police effectiveness and public and crime victims' satisfaction. The decoy visits also led to an improvement in police performance. The other reforms showed no robust effects. This may be due to constraints on local implementation: The three successful interventions did not require the sustained cooperation of the communities or the local authorities (the station heads) and they were robustly implemented throughout the project. In contrast, the two unsuccessful interventions, which required local implementation, were not systematically implemented
East to east by Alan Kushan( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2001 in Undetermined and held by 1 library worldwide
On the road : access to transportation infrastructure and economic growth in China by Abhijit V Banerjee( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
This paper estimates the effect of access to transportation networks on regional economic outcomes in China over a twenty-period of rapid income growth. It addresses the problem of the endogenous placement of networks by exploiting the fact that these networks tend to connect historical cities. Our results show that proximity to transportation networks have a moderate positive causal effect on per capita GDP levels across sectors, but no effect on per capita GDP growth. We provide a simple theoretical framework with empirically testable predictions to interpret our results. We argue that our results are consistent with factor mobility playing an important role in determining the economic benefits of infrastructure development
Long run health impacts of income shocks : wine and phylloxera in 19th century France by Abhijit V Banerjee( file )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
"This paper provides estimates of the long-term effects on height and health of a large income shock experienced in early childhood. Phylloxera, an insect that attacks the roots of grape vines, destroyed 40% of French vineyards between 1863 and 1890, causing major income losses among wine growing families. Because the insects spread slowly from the southern coast of France to the rest of the country, Phylloxera affected different regions in different years. We exploit the regional variation in the timing of this shock to identify its effects. We examine the effects on the adult height, health, and life expectancy of children born in the years and regions affected by the Phylloxera. The shock decreased long run height, but it did not affect other dimensions of health, including life expectancy. We find that, at age 20, those born in affected regions were about 1.8 millimeters shorter than others. This estimate implies that children of wine-growing families born when the vines were affected in their regions were 0.6 to 0.9 centimeters shorter than others by age 20. This is a significant effect since average heights grew by only 2 centimeters in the entire 19th century. However, we find no other effect on health, including infant mortality, life expectancy, and morbidity by age 20"--NBER website
 
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Abhijit Banerjee
Abhijit Banerjee 1964-
Languages
English (10)
German (2)
Hindi (2)
Indic [Other] (1)
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