58 years old Abhijeet Banerjee was born into the well-educated family of Mumbai, India. He is an American Economist by profession. Apart from it, Abhijit is a Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
In 2019, Abhijit Banerjee was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics along with tow co-researchers Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer. He received the 2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Science in Memory of Alfred Nobel at the ceremony held in Stockholm, Sweden.
During the ceremony, Abhijit Banerjee wore a black bandhgala paired with traditional dhoti. In addition, his wife Esther Duflo peek a Saree for the ceremony. He has represented India with his traditional wear at an international level.
Abhijit Banerjee Age, Family, Wife, Marriage, Children
Abhijit Banerjee was born on 21 February 1961 and is 58 years old in 2019. He was born to the Dipak Banerjee and Nirmala Banerjee. His father has earned a PhD in economics at the Centre for Studies in Social Science, Calcutta.
Abhijit Banerjee was married to Dr Arundhati Tuli who is a professor at MIT. Both the couple Abhijit and Arundhati had one son together. Later they got divorced.
In 2015, Banerjee married to his co-researcher Esther Duflo. Both together have two children. He was a joint supervisor of Duflo’s PhD in economics at MIT in 1999. Abhijit and Esther have received a Nobel Prize in 2019.
Education & Career
Abhijeet Banerjee hails from the highly educated family of India. His father was a Ph.D. in economics and her mother Nirmala Banerjee was a professor of economics.
Abhijit did schooling from South Point High School, Kolkata. Next, He took admission to the University of Calcutta and completed a B.Sc degree in economics in 1981.
Next, Abhijit completed his MA in economics at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in 1983.
For further study, he went to Harvard University in 1988 for PhD in economics.
He mainly works on development economics. In 2004, he was one of the elected fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Next in 2009, He honored with Infosys Prize for social science.
In 2012, Abhijit received Gerald Loeb Award for Business Book with co-author Esther Duflo for the book Poor Economics.
Following year, He got the Bernhard-Harms-Prize from the Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
Nobel Prize 2019 in Economics
In 2019, Abhijit Banerjee was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics, together with Esther Duflo and Michel Kremer for their work in alleviating global poverty.