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Abhijit Banerjee
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Born
Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee

February 21, 1961 (1961-02-21) (age 60)
Nationality American
Education Presidency College, Kolkata
University of Calcutta (BA)
Jawaharlal Nehru University (MA)
Harvard University (PhD)
Spouse(s) Arundhati Tuli (divorced)
Esther Duflo (m. 2015)
Awards Nobel Memorial Prize (2019)
Scientific career
Fields Development economics
Institutions Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Doctoral advisor Eric Maskin
Doctoral students Esther Duflo
Dean Karlan
Benjamin Jones

Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee (Bengali: অভিজিৎ বিনায়ক বন্দ্যোপাধ্যায়; born February 21, 1961) is an Indian-American economist. Banerjee shared the 2019 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with his wife Esther Duflo and fellow economist Michael Kremer, "for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty." He is the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He along with wife Esther Duflo are the sixth married couple to jointly win a Nobel Prize.

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