Abhijeet Banerjee of Indian origin gets Nobel Prize for Economics


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Abhijeet Banerjee Vinayak, Esther Dufalo and Michael Kramer have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics. The awardees in economics are selected by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. This year, Abhijeet Vinayak Banerjee, one of the 3 Nobel Prize winners, is of Indian origin. Abhijeet is an American economist. Abhijeet is currently a Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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1. Abhijeet Banerjee is an Indian-American economist. He was born on 21 February 1961 in Kolkata. His mother's name is Nirmala Banerjee and father Deepak Banerjee. Mother Nirmala has been a Professor of Economics at the Center for Studies in Social Sciences, while Father Deepak was the Chairman of the Department of Economics at the President's College, Calcutta.

2. Abhijeet Vinayak Banerjee has studied from Calcutta University and Jawaharlal Nehru University. He did his PhD from Harvard University in 1988. He is currently the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

3. Abhijeet Banerjee married MIT lecturer Arunadhati Tuli Banerjee, but they later divorced. After this, Abhijeet got married to economist Esther Duffalo in the year 2015. Asther along with Abhijeet has also been jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics this time.


Three people including Abhijeet Banerjee of Indian origin got Nobel Prize in Economics

4. In 2003 he collaborated with Esther Duflo and Sendhil Mullainathan to set up the Abdul Latif Jamil Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and is one of the directors of the lab.

5. Banerjee has been a former President of the Bureau for the Research in the Economic Analysis of Development, a Research Associate of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and The Economic Society. Apart from this, he has also been a Fellow of Kyle Institute's International, Guggenheim and Alfred P. Solan. He is also the winner of the Infosys Prize.





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