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Abhijit Banerjee Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : April 10, 2020

Short Biography

Abhijit Banerjee was born on 21-02-1961 in Kolkata in the state of West Bengal, India. He is an Indian-born American Economist, Scientist, Professor, Researcher, Writer, Author, Co-founder & Managing Director of J-Pal (Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab). He along with his wife Esther Duflo won the Nobel Memorial Prize 2019.

Abhijit Banerjee Complete Bio & Career

Abhijeet Banerjee is a renowned Indian American economist. He was born and raised in Kolkata wherein his parents were professor. His mother turned into an economics professor and as a result he too received his postgraduate diploma in economics. Post that, he went to Harvard and acquired his Ph.D  in Economics from there. His doctoral thesis challenge changed into "Essays in Information Economics." After that, he settled inside the US. He started his profession as a professor inside the Harvard University.
He is presently a professor of economics at the famous Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He along along with his wife and colleague has recommended field experiments as an crucial technique of discovering causal relationships in economics. For his achievements and experiments, he has been felicitated with diverse honours. He co-authored a e book titled Poor Economics alongside with his wife Esther Duflo within the yr 2012 and for this e-book they won the Gerald Loeb Award Honorable Mention. In 2019, he alongside along with his wife and economist Michael Kremer gained the Nobel Prize in Economics for his or her paintings assuaging worldwide poverty.  His modern-day e book A Short History of Poverty Measurements released in the year 2019.

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Abhijit Banerjee Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Dipak and Nirmala Banerjee. He was previously married to Arundhati Tuli and together the couple had a son. Since 2015, he is married to economist Esther Duflo and together the couple has 2 children.

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Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper

Personal Info

Home Town Mumbai
Nationality American
Religion Hindu
Address Cambridge, Massachusetts, US
School South Point High School, Kolkata
College Presidency College, Kolkata
JNU, New Delhi
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Qualification Ph.D
Hobbies Travelling and Writing
Marital Status Married
Salary N/A
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Favorite Color Blue
Favorite Player Kapil Dev
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Politician Donald Trump

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Abhijit Banerjee

  • Both his parents were professor.
  • In 2013, he was named by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to a panel of experts tasked with updating the Millennium Development Goals after 2015.
  • He and his wife became the 6th married couple to jointly win a Nobel prize.
  • His most recent book "Good Economics in Hard Times" which he authored along with his wife was released in October 2019.

Abhijit Banerjee Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

62 years, 9months, 10 days old age Abhijit Banerjee will turn 63 on 21 February, 2024. Only 2 months, 19 days, 20 hours,58 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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Abhijit Banerjee has celebrated the total number of 62 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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