* Banerjee was educated at the University of Calcutta, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Harvard University, where he received his Ph.D in 1988.
* Currently, he is Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
* In 2003, he founded the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL).
* He is also part-president of Bureau for the Research in the Economic Analysis of Development.
* He was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
* He also served on the UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
* He is the author of several books, including “What the Economy Needs Now” (2019), “Poor Economics” (2011), Making Aid Work (2007).
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* He is the editor of three more books and has directed two documentary films.
* Esther Duflo, one of the three recipients of the Nobel, is the co-researcher and wife of Banerjee. She is the second woman and the youngest person to be awarded the Prize in Economic Sciences.
* The Nobel laureate’s father, Dipak Banerjee, taught Economics at Presidency College. His mother, Nirmala Banerjee, is also an economist.