Abhijit Banerjee is the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and co-recipient of the 2019 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, which he shared with Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer, "for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty."
In 2003, Banerjee co-founded the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), where he remains one of the organization's directors today.
Banerjee is a past president of the Bureau for the Research in the Economic Analysis of Development, a Research Associate of the NBER, a CEPR research fellow, International Research Fellow of the Kiel Institute, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Econometric Society and has been a Guggenheim Fellow, an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, and a winner of the Infosys prize.
He is the author of a large number of articles and four books, including Poor Economics, which won the Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year.
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