Abhijit Banerjee: News

Abhijit Banerjee is an Indian-origin naturalized American economist. He was born on February 21, 1961, in Mumbai. Banerjee completed his BSc in Economics at the University of Calcutta, MA in Economics at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, and obtained his Ph.D. at Harvard University. As of 2021, he serves as the Ford Foundation Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences 2019 which he shares with his wife Esther Duflo and American development economist Michael Kremer. Banerjee, Duflo, and Kremer adopted an experimental approach to fight and eliminate global poverty. Banerjee established the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab along with his wife and economist Sendhil Mullainathan. He is also an active member of the Consortium on Financial Systems and Poverty. Banerjee was also listed on the Foreign Policy magazine's top 100 global thinkers. He has penned several articles and books. His book ‘Poor Economics’ had also won the Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year. In 2006, he also made a documentary titled ‘The Name of the Disease.’

13 Apr 2020

West Bengal

Coronavirus: West Bengal is testing the least among Indian states

India is not testing as much as it should. For a population of over one billion, we tested merely 1,95,748 samples until yesterday, April 12.

22 Oct 2019


PM joked about media's "trap", says Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee

After he met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee said the PM joked about how media is trying to "trap" Banerjee into saying anti-Modi things.

20 Oct 2019


After Piyush Goyal criticizes Abhijit Banerjee, Rahul Gandhi supports Nobel-winner

Abhijit Banerjee winning Nobel Prize for his stupendous work in Economics is a matter of pride for India, but unfortunately, the 58-year-old has found himself at the center of mud-slinging.

15 Oct 2019


It's bad: What Nobel-winner Abhijit Banerjee said about Indian economy

On Monday, Indian-born Abhijit Banerjee was rewarded the Nobel Prize, along with his wife Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer for their experimental approach to alleviate poverty.

14 Oct 2019

Nobel Prize

Nobel in Economics awarded to Indian-origin Abhijit Banerjee, two others

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has given this year's Nobel Prize in Economics to three laureates - Indian-American Abhijit Banerjee, his wife Esther Duflo, and Michael Kremer.