Abhijit Banerjee Biography
(Indian-born American Economist, Professor and 2019 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences)
Birthday: February 21, 1961 (Pisces)
Born In: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Abhijit Banerjee is an Indian-American development economist who shared the 2019 'Nobel Memorial Prize' in Economic Sciences with Esther Duflo, his wife, and Michael Kremer, fellow economist from Harvard University, "for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty". Banerjee and Duflo, both professors at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, became the sixth married couple to jointly win a Nobel Prize. Banerjee is the director of Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, which he had co-founded with Duflo and Sendhil Mullainathan. He has previously taught economics at Harvard University and Princeton University. He has also offered lectures at various institutions around the world, including Yale University, University of Southern California, University of Chicago, Institute of Development Studies Kolkata, University of Kolkata, University of Oxford, and The French Economic Association (AFSE). He has authored seven books so far, most popular of which is 'Poor Economics', co-written with Duflo.