Abhijit Banerjee among three to receive Economics Nobel


The 2019 Nobel Prize for economics goes to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty”, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced on Monday.

Fun Fact: He and his second wife ( Esther Duflo ) got the prize together (along with Michael Kremer ). Also fun fact: Esther is a PhD student of Abhijeet. That being said Esther's paper  is a nice read.

More fun facts: Esther Duflo (2019) doctoral student of > Abhijit Banerjee (2019) doctoral student of > Eric Maskin (2007) who is a doctoral student of > Kenneth Arrow (1972).

Moral of the story: If you want a Nobel, work under a Nobel.

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