Free Thinker from JNU gets Nobel Prize in Economics
New Delhi: Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, an eminent America-based economist shares the 2019 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with spouse Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer, “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.”
Kolkata born Banerjee (58) was educated at the University of Calcutta, Jawaharlal Nehru University (MA-1983) and Harvard University from where he received his Ph.D in 1988 (Title of Doctoral thesis: Essays in Information Economics).
Banerjee is currently the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2003 he founded the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, along with Esther Duflo and Sendhil Mullainathan, and he remains one of the lab’s directors.