Indian-origin professor Abhijit Banerjee among three winners of Nobel Prize in Economics

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Oct 14, 2019, 09:53 PM IST

Abhijit Banarjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer have been jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. Photograph:(Others)

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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.


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.


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)