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Nobel Prize Winner Abhijit Banerjee: All You Need To Know

Here is all that you need to know about the Indian-origin Nobel Laureate in Economics, Abhijit Banerjee.

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Abhijit Banerjee was educated at the University of Calcutta, Jawahar Nehru University and Harvard University from where he received his PhD in 1988.


At present, he is working as Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


He had founded the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) in 2003.

He was selected as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Science.

He is part-president of Bureau for the Research in the Economic Analysis of Development as well.

Besides, he also served on the UN Secretary-General's High-level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

He is the author of several books, including "What the Economy Needs Now" (2019), Making Aid Work (2007) and "Poor Economics" (2011).

He has directed two documentary films and is the editor of three more books.


Esther Duflo, who is also one among the three recipients of the Nobel in Economics, is the co-researcher and wife of Banerjee. She is the youngest person and second woman to be awarded the Prize in Economic Sciences.

Dipak Banerjee, the Nobel laureate's father, taught Economics at Presidency College. His mother, Nirmala Banerjee, is an economist too.

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