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Esther Duflo

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Esther Duflo
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Duflo in 2009
Born (1972-10-25) 25 October 1972 (age 47)
NationalityFrench, American
EducationÉcole normale supérieure, Paris (BA)
School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (DEA)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (PhD)
Spouse(s)
Abhijit Banerjee (m. 2015)
AwardsJohn Bates Clark Medal (2010)
Calvó-Armengol International Prize (2010)
Dan David Prize (2013)
Nobel Prize in Economics (2019)
Scientific career
FieldsSocial economics
Development economics
InstitutionsMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Doctoral advisorAbhijit Banerjee[1]
Joshua Angrist[1]
Doctoral studentsDean Karlan[2]
InfluencesAmartya Sen[3]
Michael Kremer
InfluencedBarack Obama[4]

Esther Duflo, FBA (French: [dyflo]; born 25 October 1972) is a French-American economist. She is the Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is the co-founder and co-director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab.

Duflo shared the 2019 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with Abhijit Banerjee and Michael Kremer, "for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty". She is the youngest person and the second woman to win this award.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Duflo, Esther (1999), Essays in empirical development economics. Ph.D. dissertation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  2. Karlan, Dean S. (2002), Social capital and microfinance. Ph.D. dissertation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  3. "Esther Duflo, première économiste du développement honorée de la médaille Clark — Sciences économiques et sociales". ses.ens-lyon.fr. Retrieved 14 October 2017.
  4. "Renowned French economist to join Obama's team". 1 June 2013. Archived from the original on 8 May 2014. Retrieved 7 May 2014.