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Esther Duflo Biography, Age, Husband, Children, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : October 15, 2019

Short Biography

Esther Duflo was born on 25-10-1972 in Paris, France. She is a French-born American Economist, Researcher, Professor, Writer, Author, Managing Director & Co-founder of J-Pal (Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab). She won the 2019's Nobel Memorial Prize along with her husband Abhijit Banerjee.

Esther Duflo Complete Bio & Career

Esther Duflo was born and raised in France. She has degrees in history and economics from the École Normale Supérieure, Paris, and a PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She is a professor in the MIT department of economics, and a co-founder and co-director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, a network of researchers whose mission is to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence.
Her economic research mainly focuses on  microeconomic issues in developing countries, including  education, household behavior, access to health, finance, and policy evaluation. Along with her husband and colleagues, she has done her bit in promoting field experiments as an important methodology to discover causal relationships in economics. She along with her husband has co-authored various books and has earned a lot of recognition as well. The most notable of them being the Nobel Prize for Economics which she won in 2019 along with her husband and veteran economist Michael Kremer.

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Esther Duflo Family, Relatives and Other Relations

She is married to Abhijit Banerjee and together the couple has 2 children.

Life's Important Dates Of Esther Duflo

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Skin Colour White
Eye Colour Light Brown
Hair Colour Dark Brown

Personal Info

Home Town Paris
Nationality American
Religion Christian
Address Cambridge, Massachusetts, US
School N/A
College École Normale Supérieure, Paris
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts
Qualification Ph.D
Hobbies Reading and Writing Books
Marital Status Married
Salary N/A
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Car Collections Mercedes Benz


Favorite Color Black
Favorite Player Kylian Mbappe
Favorite Sport Football
Favorite Food French Toast

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Esther Duflo

  • In 2009, she was awarded a MacArthur Foundation fellowship.
  • She co-authored the award-winning book Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty.
  • She has published numerous papers, receiving 6,200 citations in 2017. Most of them have appeared in the top five economic journals.
  • She and her husband became the 6th pair to win a Nobel prize jointly.
  • She became the youngest recipient of Nobel Prize for Economics and only the second women to win a Nobel Prize in this category since its inception in 1968.

Esther Duflo Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

51 years, 1month, 9 days old age Esther Duflo will turn 52 on 25 October, 2024. Only 10 months, 20 days, 15 hours,2 minutes has left for her next birthday.

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Esther Duflo has celebrated the total number of 51 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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