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Banerjee, Abhijit

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Works: 75 works in 151 publications in 3 languages and 644 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Instrumentalist, Proofreader
Classifications: M1808.M85, 339.46091724
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Publications about Abhijit Banerjee
Publications by Abhijit Banerjee
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Can information campaigns spark local participation and improve outcomes? a study of primary education in Uttar Pradesh, India by Abhijit Banerjee( file )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 63 libraries worldwide
"There is a growing belief in development policy circles that participation by local communities in basic service delivery can promote development outcomes. A central plank of public policy for improving primary education services in India is the participation of village education committees (VECs), consisting of village government leaders, parents, and teachers. The authors report findings from a survey in the state of Uttar Pradesh, of public schools, households, and VEC members, on the status of education services and the extent of community participation in the public delivery of education services. They find that parents do not know that a VEC exists, sometimes even when they are supposed to be members of it; VEC members are unaware of even key roles they are empowered to play in education services; and public participation in improving education is negligible, and correspondingly, people's ranking of education on a list of village priorities is low. Large numbers of children in the villages have not acquired basic competency in reading, writing, and arithmetic. Yet parents, teachers, and VEC members seem not to be fully aware of the scale of the problem, and seem not to have given much thought to the role of public agencies in improving outcomes. Learning failures coexist with public apathy to improving it through public action. Can local participation be sparked through grassroots campaigns that inform communities about the VEC and its role in local service delivery? Can such local participation actually affect learning outcomes, and can any impact be sustained? The authors describe information and advocacy campaigns that have been experimentally implemented to address some of the problems with local participation, and future research plans to evaluate their impact. "--World Bank web site
Simply divine by Parween Sultana( file )
5 editions published in 2003 in Undetermined and Hindi and held by 59 libraries worldwide
Hollow bamboo by Ronu Majumdar( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2000 in 3 languages and held by 29 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
Can institutions be reformed from within? : evidence from a randomized experiment with the rajasthan police by Abhijit Banerjee( Book )
8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 18 libraries 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. Keywords: Police, police reform, institutional reform, randomized trial, crime, community participation, India. JEL Classifications: H11, H76, K42, O22
Handbook of field experiments ( Book )
3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Handbook of Field Experiments, Volume Two explains how to conduct experimental research, presents a catalog of research to date, and describes which areas remain to be explored. The new volume includes sections on field experiments in education in developing countries, how to design social protection programs, a section on how to combat poverty, and updates on data relating to the impact and determinants of health levels in low-income countries. Separating itself from circumscribed debates of specialists, this volume surpasses the many journal articles and narrowly-defined books written by practitioners
Lady astride the tiger by Ronu Majumdar( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Amjad Ali Khan, sarod by Amjad Ali Khan( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1995 in No Linguistic Content and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Sarod and tabla music in Hindustani style
Pitfalls of Participatory Programs Evidence From A Randomized Evaluation In Education In India by Abhijit V Banerjee( Book )
8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Participation of beneficiaries in the monitoring of public services is increasingly seen as a key to improving their efficiency. In India, the current government flagship program on universal primary education organizes both locally elected leaders and parents of children enrolled in public schools into committees and gives these groups powers over resource allocation, and monitoring and management of school performance. However, in a baseline survey we found that people were not aware of the existence of these committees and their potential for improving education. This paper evaluates three different interventions to encourage beneficiaries' participation through these committees: providing information, training community members in a new testing tool, and training and organizing volunteers to hold remedial reading camps for illiterate children. We 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, we do find that the intervention that trained volunteers to teach children to read had a large impact on activity outside public schools -- local youths volunteered to be trained to teach, 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
Handbook of economic field experiments by Esther Duflo( Book )
6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Handbook of Field Experiments explains how to conduct experimental research, presents a catalog on what research has uncovered thus far, and describes which areas remain to be explored. The section on methodology will be of particular interest to scholars working with experimental methods. Among substantive findings, contributors report on a body of results in areas from politics, to education, and firm productivity, demonstrating the power of these methods, while shedding light on issues such as robustness and external validity. Separating itself from circumscribed debates of specialists, this volume surpasses in usefulness the many journal articles and narrowly-defined books written by practitioners
Raga Gujari todi ; Raga Bhairavi by Tarun Bhattacharya( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1994 in No Linguistic Content and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Moonlight whispers by Larry Coryell( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Budhaditya Mukherjee, sitār by Budhaditya Mukherjee( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 1997 in No Linguistic Content and Undetermined and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Sitar and tabla music in Hindustani style
Long run health impacts of income shocks : wine and phylloxera in 19th century France by Abhijit Banerjee( Book )
7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 7 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
Hemant : an evening raga ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1989 in No Linguistic Content and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Evolution and rationality : some recent game-theoretic results by Abhijit Banerjee( Book )
7 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Evolutionary selection and rational behavior by Abhijit Banerjee( Book )
6 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Poor economics : barefoot hedge-fund managers, DIY doctors and the surprising truth about life on less than 1 dollar a day by Abhijit V Banerjee( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Why would a man in Morocco who doesn't have enough to eat buy a television? Does having lots of children actually make you poorer? This book overturns the myths about what it is like to live on very little, revealing the unexpected decisions that millions of people make every day
Pandit Nikhil Banerjee lives forever by Nikhil Banerjee( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1997 in No Linguistic Content and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Handbook of Field Experiments by Esther Duflo( file )
1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
 
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Abhijit Banerjee
Abhijit Banerjee 1964-
Languages
English (58)
German (1)
Hindi (1)
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