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Esther Duflo
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Duflo in 2009
Born 25 October 1972 (1972-10-25) (age 48)
Nationality French, American
Education École normale supérieure, Paris (BA)
School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (DEA)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (PhD)
Spouse(s)
Abhijit Banerjee (m. 2015)
Awards John Bates Clark Medal (2010)
Calvó-Armengol International Prize (2010)
Dan David Prize (2013)
Nobel Prize in Economics (2019)
Scientific career
Fields Social economics
Development economics
Institutions Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Doctoral advisor Abhijit Banerjee
Joshua Angrist
Doctoral students Dean Karlan
Influences Amartya Sen
Michael Kremer
Influenced Barack Obama

Esther Duflo, FBA ( born 25 October 1972) is a French-American economist. She is the Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is the co-founder and co-director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab.

Duflo shared the 2019 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with Abhijit Banerjee and Michael Kremer, "for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty". She is the youngest person and the second woman to win this award.

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