Abhijit Banerjee Biography
Abhijit Banerjee is an Indian-born American economist he is the Professor of Economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has shared the 2019 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer.
Abhijit Banerjee Age
Banerjee was born Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee on February 21st 1961in Calcutta, West Bengal, India. He is currently 60 years old as of 2020. Banerjee celebrates his birthday on February 21st of every year.
Abhijit Banerjee Family
Banerjee was born to Dipak Banerjee who was a Bengali Indian professor of economics at Presidency College. His mother Nirmala Banerjee is a Marathi professor of economics.
Abhijit Banerjee Education
Banerjee studied at South Point High School in Calcutta. He then took admission at Presidency College and later attended the University of Calcutta where he completed his degree in economics in 1981. Banerjee then completed his Master’s in economics at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi in 1983 he later got his Ph.D. at Harvard University in 1988.
Abhijit Banerjee Career
Banerjee is a Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology he has teaches at Harvard University and Princeton University. He mainly focuses on development economics he has discussed field experiments with Esther Duflo. Which is an important methodology to discover causal relationships in economics. Banerjee was elected a fellow to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2004.
He was honored with the Infosys Prize 2009 in the social sciences category of economics. Banerjee is the recipient of the inaugural Infosys Prize in the category of social sciences. He has also served on the Social Sciences jury for the Infosys Prize in 2018.
Banerjee shared the Gerald Loeb Award with Esther Duflo for their book Poor Economics.
2013 he was named by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to a panel of experts who were tasked with updating the Millennium Development Goals.
Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo
Esther Duflo is Banerjee wife and they have two children together. They have co-authored together, a book Good Economics for Hard Times. They have together discussed on field experiments as an important methodology to discover causal relationships in economics. The two have shared the Gerald Loeb Award for the business book Poor Economics.
Abhijit Banerjee Wife
Banerjee is currently married to Esther Duflo whose a Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics at MIT. they have two together. He was previously married to Dr. Arundhati Tuli Banerjee. The two have a son together who unfortunately died in an accident in 2016.
Abhijit Banerjee Measurements
Height- he stands at a height of 1.78 meters tall
Hair Colour- black
Eye Colour- brown
Abhijit Banerjee Salary
Banerjee has not revealed any details concerning his salary. We will update this information once its available.
Abhijit Banerjee Net worth
Banerjee has an estimated net worth ranging between $ 1 million- $ 5 million dollars.