Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics, MIT
Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 2019
Abhijit V. Banerjee is the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2003 he co-founded the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL and remains one of the directors of the lab). Professor Banerjee is the recipient of the 2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, awarded jointly with Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer "for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty." He is the author of a large number of articles and three books, including Good Economics for Hard Times published in November and Poor Economics which won the Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year in 2011, both co-authored with Nobel Prize winner Esther Duflo. Banerjee served on the U.N. Secretary-General’s High-level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda.