Name Abhijit Banerjee
Field Development economics
|Influences Esther Duflo|
Spouse Esther Duflo (m. 2015)
Influenced Esther Duflo
|Born February 1961 (age 54)Kolkata, India|
Institution Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Alma mater Harvard University Jawaharlal Nehru University Presidency College, Calcutta
Books Poor Economics, Making Aid Work
Organizations founded Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab
Awards Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award
Education Harvard University (1988), Jawaharlal Nehru University
Similar People Esther Duflo, Sendhil Mullainathan, Rohini Pande, Dilip Mookherjee, Michael Kremer
Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee on «Using Testing to Combat Poverty» (SRF Sternstunde Philosophie)
Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee (Bengali: অভিজিৎ বন্দ্যোপাধ্যায়; born 1961) is an Indian economist. He is currently the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at MIT. Banerjee is a co-founder of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (along with economists Esther Duflo and Sendhil Mullainathan), a research affiliate of Innovations for Poverty Action, and a member of the Consortium on Financial Systems and Poverty. Banerjee was a president of the Bureau for the Research in the Economic Analysis of Development, a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a research fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research, an international research fellow of the Kiel Institute, fellow at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a fellow at the Econometric Society. He also has been a Guggenheim Fellow and an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow. He is the co-author of Poor Economics.
- Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee on «Using Testing to Combat Poverty» (SRF Sternstunde Philosophie)
- India abhijit banerjee re thinking development programs global 3000
- Early life
- Since 2010
- 2000 to 2009
- Before 2000
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Banerjee was born in Kolkata, India, to Nirmala Banerjee, a professor of economics at the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, and Dipak Banerjee, a professor and the head of the Department of Economics at Presidency College, Calcutta.
He attended South Point School and Presidency College, Calcutta, where he completed his B.S. degree in economics in 1981. Later, he completed his M.A. in economics at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi in 1983. Later, he went on to obtain a Ph.D. in economics at Harvard in 1988. The subject of his doctoral thesis was "Essays in Information Economics."
Banerjee is currently the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology after he had taught at Harvard University and Princeton University.
His work focuses on development economics. Together with Esther Duflo, Michael Kremer, John A. List, and Sendhil Mullainathan, he has proposed field experiments as an important methodology to discover causal relationships in economics.
He was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2004. He also was honoured with the Infosys Prize 2009 in the social sciences category of economics. He is also the recipient of the inaugural Infosys Prize in the category of social sciences (economics).
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 (their expiration date).
June 2010 Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, Rachel Glennerster, and Cynthia Kinnan
May 2010 Abhijit Banerjee, Vivi Alatas, Rema Hanna, Benjamin Olken, and Julia Tobias
April 2010 Abhijit Banerjee and Sendhil Mullainathan
March 2010 Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo
2000 to 2009
November 2009 Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo
2009 Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, Maitreesh Ghatak, and Jeanne Lafortune
Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, Rachel Glennerster, and Cynthia Kinnan May 2009
Abhijit Banerjee and Rohini Pande 2009
Abhijit Banerjee, Rema Hanna, and Sendhil Mullainathan February 2009
Abhijit Banerjee and Benjamin Moll February 2009
A. Banerjee 2008, M. Kinsley, Creative Capitalism: A Conversation with Bill Gates and Warren Buffett and Other Economic Leaders, pp. 161–165.
September 2008 Abhijit Banerjee
Abhijit Banerjee September 2008
Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo September 2008
Abhijit Banerjee, Rukmini Banerji, Esther Duflo, Rachel Glennerster, Stuti Khemani August 2008
Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo June 2008
Abhijit Banerjee, Sebastian Galiani, Jim Levinsohn, Zoe McLaren, and Ingrid Woolard June 2008
Abhijit Banerjee and Ruimin He May 2008
Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo May 2008
May 2010 Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, Rachel Glennerster, and Dhruva Kothari
Abhijit Banerjee and Sendhil Mullainthan January 2008
Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo December 2007
Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo December 2007
A. Banerjee, L. Iyer, and R. Somanathan September 2006, Handbook of Development Economics, Vo. 4
A. Banerjee and E. Duflo April 2006, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Vo. 21(1), pp. 141–167
with Esther Duflo
April 2006, India Policy Forum, Vo. 2
A. Banerjee July 2006, Journal of Monetary Economics, Vo. 53(5), pp. 1021–1026
A. Banerjee and R. Somanathan April 2006
A. Banerjee and E. Duflo December 2005, Published: Handbook of Development Economics, Vol. 1a. Amsterdam: Elsevier, pp. 473–552
A. Banerjee, S. Cole, E. Duflo, and L. Linden December 2005, NBER Working paper 11904 Addressing Absence A. Banerjee and E. Duflo May 2005, Published: Journal of Economic Perspectives, Vo. 20 (1), pp. 117–132
A. Banerjee, S. Cole, and E. Duflo 2005, India's and China's Recent Experience with Reform and Growth, Wanda Tseng, and David Cowen, eds.
A. Banerjee, S. Cole and E. Duflo 2005, India's and China's Recent Experience with Reform and Growth, Wanda Tseng, and David Cowen, eds.
A. Banerjee December 2004
A. Banerjee October 2004, Marjit, S. and N. Banerjee (Eds.) Development, Displacement and Disparity: India in the Last Quarter of the Century, pp. 139–159
A. Banerjee, L. Iyer, and R. Somanathan 2004
A. Banerjee and L. Iyer October 2004
A. Banerjee and E. Duflo September 2004
A. Banerjee and E. Duflo August 2004
A. Banerjee, S. Cole, and E. Duflo June 2004
A. Banerjee, S. Cole, and E. Duflo October 2003
A. Banerjee and T. Piketty June 2003
A. Banerjee, P. Bardhan, K. Basu, M. Ghatak, et al. October 2002, Economic and Political Weekly of India, 12 October 2002
A. Banerjee May 2002 A Corporate Balance-Sheet Approach to Currency Crises P. Aghion, P. Bacchetta, and A. Banerjee November 2001
A. Banerjee and R. Somanathan September 2001
A. Banerjee Unpublished Mimeo, May 1989
A. Banerjee and L. Summers Harvard University Discussion Paper, 1337, September 1987