Abhijit Banerjee

Co-founder of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)

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. Banerjee shared the 2019 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer "for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty".He and Esther Duflo, who are married, are the sixth married couple to jointly win a Nobel Prize.