Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee Biography

Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee is an Indian-American economist from West Bengal, India and is currently the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Born: 21 February 1961 (age 58 years), Mumbai

Spouse: Esther Duflo (m. 2015)

Awards: Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, MORE

Education: Harvard University (1988), South Point School, Presidency University,

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Banerjee contemplated financial matters at the University of Calcutta (B.Sc. 1981), Jawaharlal Nehru University (M.A. 1983), and Harvard University (Ph.D. 1988). He showed financial matters at Princeton University from 1988 to 1992, at Harvard in 1991 and 1992–93, and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from 1993. At MIT he was in the end (2003) named Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics. In 2003 he and Duflo, alongside Sendhil Mullainathan, a financial specialist at MIT, established the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), an exploration focus supporting logically educated approach making to lessen worldwide neediness. Banerjee and Duflo were hitched in 2015.

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He is currently a professor of economics at the famous Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He along with his wife and colleague has advocated field experiments as an important method of discovering causal relationships in economics. For his achievements and experiments, he has been felicitated with various honours. He co-authored a book titled Poor Economics along with his wife Esther Duflo in the year 2012 and for this book they won the Gerald Loeb Award Honorable Mention. In 2019, he along with his wife and economist Michael Kremer won the Nobel Prize in Economics for their work alleviating global poverty.


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Abhijit Banerjee Family, Relatives and Other Relations

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He was born to Dipak and Nirmala Banerjee. He was previously married to Arundhati Tuli and together the couple had a son. Since 2015, he is married to economist Esther Duflo and together the couple has 2 children.

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Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Abhijit Banerjee

  • Both his parents were professor.
  • In 2013, he was named by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to a board of specialists entrusted with refreshing the Millennium Development Goals after 2015.
  • He and his significant other turned into the sixth wedded couple to together win a Nobel prize.
  • His latest book “Great Economics in Hard Times” which he wrote alongside his better half was discharged in October 2019..

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Body Measurements

Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper

Personal Info

Home Town Mumbai
Nationality American
Religion Hindu
Address Cambridge, Massachusetts, US
School South Point High School, Kolkata
College Presidency College, Kolkata
JNU, New Delhi
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Qualification Ph.D
Hobbies Travelling and Writing
Marital Status Married
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Blue
Favorite Player Kapil Dev
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Politician Donald Trump

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