WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India
Oct 14, 2019, 03.36 PM
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.
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.”#NobelPrizepic.twitter.com/SuJfPoRe2N
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)
The announcement was made by the academy's secretary-general, Göran K. Hansson.