January 21, 2020

Abhijit Banerjee Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : October 15, 2019

Other Name: Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee
Other Professions: Scientist Professor Researcher Writer Author Founder Managing Director
Appearance: Bengali

Abhijit Banerjee Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

58 years, 11 months, 0 day old age Abhijit Banerjee will turn 59 on 21 February, 2020. Only 30 days, 15 hours, 59 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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Abhijit Banerjee has celebrated the total number of 58 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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Short Biography

Abhijit Banerjee was born on 21-02-1961 in Kolkata in the state of West Bengal, India. He is an Indian-born American Economist, Scientist, Professor, Researcher, Writer, Author, Co-founder & Managing Director of J-Pal (Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab). He along with his wife Esther Duflo won the Nobel Memorial Prize 2019.

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Abhijit Banerjee Complete Bio & Career

Abhijeet Banerjee is a renowned Indian origin American economist. He was raised in Kolkata where his parents were professor. His mother was an economics professor and hence he too obtained his postgraduate degree in economics. Post that, he went to Harvard and obtained his Ph.D  in Economics from there. His doctoral thesis subject was "Essays in Information Economics." After that, he settled in the US. He started his career as a professor in the Harvard University.
He is currently a professor of economics at the famous Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He along with his wife and colleague has advocated field experiments as an important method of discovering causal relationships in economics. For his achievements and experiments, he has been felicitated with various honours. He co-authored a book titled Poor Economics along with his wife Esther Duflo in the year 2012 and for this book they won the Gerald Loeb Award Honorable Mention. In 2019, he along with his wife and economist Michael Kremer won the Nobel Prize in Economics for their work alleviating global poverty.  His latest book A Short History of Poverty Measurements was released in the year 2019.

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Abhijit Banerjee Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Dipak and Nirmala Banerjee. He was previously married to Arundhati Tuli and together the couple had a son. Since 2015, he is married to economist Esther Duflo and together the couple has 2 children.

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Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper

Personal Info

Home Town Mumbai
Nationality American
Religion Hindu
Address Cambridge, Massachusetts, US
School South Point High School, Kolkata
College Presidency College, Kolkata
JNU, New Delhi
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Qualification Ph.D
Hobbies Travelling and Writing
Marital Status Married
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Blue
Favorite Player Kapil Dev
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Politician Donald Trump

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Abhijit Banerjee

  • Both his parents were professor.
  • 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.
  • He and his wife became the 6th married couple to jointly win a Nobel prize.
  • His most recent book "Good Economics in Hard Times" which he authored along with his wife was released in October 2019.