About Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo
Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee ( born 21 February 1961) is an Indian-born naturalizedAmerican economist who is currently the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.Abhijit Banerjee was born to a Bengali father and to a Marathi mother in Mumbai. His father, Dipak Banerjee, was a professor of economics at Presidency College, Calcutta,and his mother Nirmala Banerjee (née Patankar), a professor of economics at the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta.He received his school education in South Point High School, a renowned educational institution in Calcutta. After his schooling, he took admission at Presidency College, then an affiliated college of the University of Calcutta and now an autonomous university, where he completed his BSc(H) degree in economics in 1981. Later, he completed his M.A. in economics at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi in 1983.Later, he went on to obtain a PhD from Harvard University in 1988.
Esther Duflo, FBA ( born 25 October 1972) is a French–American economist who is a professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Duflo was born in 1972 in Paris, the daughter of pediatrician Violaine Duflo and mathematics professor Michel Duflo.After studying in the B/L program of Lycée Henri-IV’s Classes préparatoires, Duflo began her undergraduate studies at École normale supérieure in Paris, She finished her degree in history and economics at École Normale Supérieure in 1994 and received a master’s degree from DELTA, now the Paris School of Economics, jointly with the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS) of the Université Paris Sciences et Lettres (PSL) and the École Normale Supérieure, in 1995. Subsequently, she obtained a PhD degree in economics at MIT in 1999, under the joint supervision of Abhijit Banerjee and Joshua Angrist.
Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo love story
Marriages are made in heaven, but some partnerships are formed in the laboratory. Last week, Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo became the sixth married couple to get the Nobel Prize. Here are the others:
Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo marriage
In 2015, Banerjee married his co-researcher, MIT professor Esther Duflo; they have two children. Banerjee was a joint supervisor of Duflo’s PhD in economics at MIT in 1999. Duflo is also a Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics at MIT.
Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo childrens
The couple have two children.