Rajeev Srinivasan, questions the research of Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo

Rajeev Srinivasan explains why the Randomized Controlled Trials (RCT) on which Abhijit and his wife Esther's work is based is perhaps not the best way to come up with a hypothesis. A must watch!

Sahil Mishra
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  1. I have serious doubts about the research of Prof Abhijit and his wife Esther’s based on RCT, because a lot of research is dishonest, done with the conclusion as the objective, based on one’s own ideological predisposition.

    But using vituperative language to malign them is not only bad, in principle, but also counter-productive. It will project opponents of left ideology in very poor light. Opponents should conduct similar RCT trials on the same topics and disprove Prof Abhijit, Esther and their clan.

    For example, discounting the benefits of micro-financing as done by them shows their patently hollow claims. All that is required to expose them is just to do a few RCTs of micro-financing in a few countries, India to start with. It’s obvious to everyone with common sense that such a series of experiments will expose the hollowness of the claims of esteemed Nobel laureates Abhijit and Esther.

    Otherwise, over time, opponents of Abhijit and Esther will stand discredited, which will be unfortunate.

  2. How do you permit such highly objectionable, provocative and derogatory comments ? To make such vituperative attacks only because the research findings are against popularly held views and also anti establishment only smacks of ignorance and intolerance. There are more saner and forceful ways of expressing dissent. We should be proud of one of our economists being awarded the prestigious Nobel Prize instead of denigrating.

    • this nobel comes with the NYAY stigma that sought to provide oxygen to an almost fatally-wounded ancient colonial-congressi-CORRUPT-dynasty that was rejected by an uprighteous billion-plus Nation that suffered in the “rhetorics” of “garibi hatao” slogan for decades …..abhijit’s masters whose interests lay in perpetuating the crime by mastering the art of preserving poverty and the consequential miseries of crores of indians treated at best as “vote-banks” of that crooked ruling regime using a crooked and suspect NYAY !

  3. Abhijit Banerjee a filthy Monkey pig faced eternal white butt lickers after shitting and Esthel whatever. The barbarian, Klannist, genocidal, savage Xtian fascist. What research these white skinned barbarians and their gutter prds of torn condoms Commie pigs (no insult to pigs, only that pig is only animal who lays its Biological mother, daughter, sister in addition to filthy Commrat, but pigs do not make BFs of it and sell them and neither set their mothers, daughters and wives, sisters for orgies with their evil white pigs Churchian maa ke yaar). Both White and Commies (specially the pakipanjabi pitvipers) are prds of debauchery and degeneracy of mothers.Just like the Bastards RAPISTS mao, stalin, lenin and other mother f..king pigs. Only Suharto-Franco solution is the answer


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