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Ritwik Banerjee is an Assistant Professor of economics and social sciences area at Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore. His primary research area lies at the intersection of behavioural and development economics, and he extensively uses experimental methods for his research. Some of the topics he has investigated or is currently investigating are corruption, inequality, education, and discrimination. His research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Economics Letters and Journal of Public Economics. Prior to his current assignment, he has worked as Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Aarhus University, Denmark with an independent grant from the Social Science Research Council of Denmark. He was an Academic Visitor at the Research Department of Federal Reserve, Chicago during the summer of 2012, and a Visiting Scholar at the Economics Department, Harvard University in Spring 2015. He has also served as a Consultant at the World Bank in Washington DC and as a Research Associate at ICRIER (Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations), New Delhi.
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Awareness-based TV programmes, such as Satya Mev Jayate hosted by Bollywood film personality Aamir Khan, aim to change deep-seated prejudices of the society. To what extent do such programmes influenc...