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Achin Chakraborty

Achin Chakraborty is a Professor of Economics and the Director of the Institute of Development Studies Kolkata (IDSK) in India, specialising in welfare economics and development economics. Chakraborty received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Riverside, USA.

Latest Articles By Achin Chakraborty

Recovery May Be Staggered

Achin Chakraborty

Households in aggregate, are not spending enough to give the necessary push to aggregate demand, a clear sign that recovery would be more staggered than what has been predicted

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Going Against Grand Generalisations

Achin Chakraborty

The approach relies heavily on randomised control trials which helps to understand the cause-effect relation

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Why Abhijeet Banerjee Got Nobel: Understanding His Experimental Approach To Alleviating Global Poverty

Achin Chakraborty

Banerjee, Duflo and Kremer have eminently succeeded in drawing the attention of the people around the world concerned about poverty and deprivation and forcing them to rethink, which has been vindicated by this year’s Nobel in economics.

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