Abhijeet Banerjee received the Nobel Prize for Economics, has studied from JNU, contributed significantly in reducing global poverty: The Royal Swedish Academy of Science has jointly declared Abhijeet Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kramer for the 2019 Nobel Prize for Economics. All three have been given this award for measures taken to reduce global poverty. Significantly, Abhijeet Banerjee and Estha Duflo are spouses and Esther Duflo has also become the youngest (46-year-old) person to win the Nobel Prize.
Announcing the Nobel Prize for Economics, the Royal Swedish Academy said in its statement that the three economists had completely changed development economics with their experiments and now it has become an area of research. While Abhijeet Banerjee is of Indian origin, Esther Duflo French-American and Michael Kramer are of American descent.
58-year-old Abhijeet Banerjee is born in India and did his PhD from Howard University. Abhijeet Banerjee is currently an economics professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the United States. Esther Duflo is also a professor at the Massachusetts Institute. Significantly, Abhijeet Banerjee is divorced from his first wife and after that he is married to Esther Duflo. Michael Kramer is a professor at Howard University. The $ 9 million Nobel Prize will be distributed equally between the three economists.
Who is Abhijeet Banerjee?
Abhijeet Banerjee was born on 21 February 1961 in Kolkata, India. Currently, Banerjee is a US citizen. Abhijeet Banerjee’s mother Nirmala Banerjee has been a professor of economics at the Center for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta. At the same time, Abhijeet Banerjee’s father has been the head of the Department of Economics at the Presidency College, Calcutta. Banerjee also studied Economics from Presidency College, Calcutta.
Banerjee completed her MA in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University. After this, Banerjee moved to America for further studies. Abhijeet Banerjee Abdul Latif is the co-founder of Jamil Poverty Action Lab. Apart from this, Banerjee is also a member of the Consortium on Financial Systems and Poverty.