Abhijit Banarjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer have been jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. Photograph:( Others )
The announcement was made by the academy's secretary-general, Göran K. Hansson.
Economists Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences for their work on the experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.
Abhijit Banerjee, born on February 21, 1961, is an Indian-American economist. He is currently the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at MIT.
BREAKING NEWS:— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) October 14, 2019
The 2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel has been awarded to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.”#NobelPrize pic.twitter.com/SuJfPoRe2N
2019 Economic Sciences Laureate Esther Duflo, born in 1972, is the second woman and the youngest person to be awarded the Prize in Economic Sciences.
Watch the announcement of the 2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) October 14, 2019
Presented by Göran K. Hansson, Secretary General of The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.#NobelPrize pic.twitter.com/M8kqyxvfxq
Michael Kremer is the Gates Professor of Developing Societies in the Department of Economics at Harvard University. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and a Presidential Faculty Fellowship, and was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
(With inputs from agencies)