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World | Associated Press | October 14, 2019, 3:38 pm
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 Indian-American Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer jointly won the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize

Indian-American Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer jointly won the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize "for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty," the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said on Monday (October 14).

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 Banerjee, 58, was educated at the University of Calcutta, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Harvard University, where he received his PhD in 1988. He is currently the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, according to his profile on the MIT website.<br /><br />In 2003, Banerjee founded the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab(J-PAL), along with Duflo and Sendhil Mullainathan, and he remains one of the lab's directors. He also served on the UN Secretary-General's High-level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. (PTI)

Banerjee, 58, was educated at the University of Calcutta, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Harvard University, where he received his PhD in 1988. He is currently the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, according to his profile on the MIT website.

In 2003, Banerjee founded the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab(J-PAL), along with Duflo and Sendhil Mullainathan, and he remains one of the lab's directors. He also served on the UN Secretary-General's High-level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. (PTI)

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 Esther Duflo, one of the three winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics, speaks at a news conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (Image: AP)

Esther Duflo, one of the three winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics, speaks at a news conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (Image: AP)

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 Michael Kremer, professor of economics at the college in Cambridge, Mass., who was awarded 2019 Nobel Prize in economics along with Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo for pioneering new ways to alleviate global poverty. (Image: AP)

Michael Kremer, professor of economics at the college in Cambridge, Mass., who was awarded 2019 Nobel Prize in economics along with Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo for pioneering new ways to alleviate global poverty. (Image: AP)

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 Hailed as a visionary and reformer, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to resolve the long-running conflict with neighbouring foe Eritrea. Abiy was honoured

Hailed as a visionary and reformer, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to resolve the long-running conflict with neighbouring foe Eritrea. Abiy was honoured "for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea," the Nobel Committee said. (Image: AP)

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 Nobel chemistry winner John B. Goodenough poses for the media at the Royal Society in London. The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino for the development of lithium-ion batteries. (Image: AP)

Nobel chemistry winner John B. Goodenough poses for the media at the Royal Society in London. The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino for the development of lithium-ion batteries. (Image: AP)

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 Winner of Nobel Prize in Chemistry Akira Yoshino poses a photo with a model of Lithium-ion battery during a press conference in Tokyo. Yoshino is one of the three scientists who have won this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their contributions to lithium-ion batteries, which have reshaped energy storage and transformed cars, mobile phones and many other devices in an increasingly portable and electronic world. (Image: AP)

Winner of Nobel Prize in Chemistry Akira Yoshino poses a photo with a model of Lithium-ion battery during a press conference in Tokyo. Yoshino is one of the three scientists who have won this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their contributions to lithium-ion batteries, which have reshaped energy storage and transformed cars, mobile phones and many other devices in an increasingly portable and electronic world. (Image: AP)

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 Stanley Whittingham, a British-American chemistry professor at the State University of New York at Binghamton, Germany. Whittingham is one of three scientists who have won this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their contributions to lithium-ion batteries, which have reshaped energy storage and transformed cars, mobile phones and many other devices in an increasingly portable and electronic world. (Image: AP)

Stanley Whittingham, a British-American chemistry professor at the State University of New York at Binghamton, Germany. Whittingham is one of three scientists who have won this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their contributions to lithium-ion batteries, which have reshaped energy storage and transformed cars, mobile phones and many other devices in an increasingly portable and electronic world. (Image: AP)

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 Olga Tokarczuk poses during a photocall after being awarded the 2018 literature Nobel Prize, in Bielefeld, Germany. (Image: Reuters)

Olga Tokarczuk poses during a photocall after being awarded the 2018 literature Nobel Prize, in Bielefeld, Germany. (Image: Reuters)

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 Austrian author Peter Handke sits in his garden at his house in Chaville near Paris. Handke was awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in literature. (Image: AP)

Austrian author Peter Handke sits in his garden at his house in Chaville near Paris. Handke was awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in literature. (Image: AP)

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 A screen displays the portraits of the laureates of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics James Peebles, Michel Mayor, and Didier Queloz, during a news conference at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, Sweden. (Image: Reuters)

A screen displays the portraits of the laureates of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics James Peebles, Michel Mayor, and Didier Queloz, during a news conference at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, Sweden. (Image: Reuters)

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 Swiss professor Michel Mayor, astrophysicist, and director of the Geneva Observatory. The 2019 Nobel prize for Physics was given to James Peebles

Swiss professor Michel Mayor, astrophysicist, and director of the Geneva Observatory. The 2019 Nobel prize for Physics was given to James Peebles "for theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology," and the other half jointly to Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz "for the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star," said Prof. Goran Hansson, secretary-general of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences that chooses the laureates. (Image: AP)

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 James Peebles laughs as he is introduced as a Nobel laureate in Physics at a news conference at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey. (Image: AP)

James Peebles laughs as he is introduced as a Nobel laureate in Physics at a news conference at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey. (Image: AP)

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 Swiss scientist Didier Queloz poses for a picture at a news conference, following the announcement he wins the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physics, in London, Britain. (Image: AP)

Swiss scientist Didier Queloz poses for a picture at a news conference, following the announcement he wins the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physics, in London, Britain. (Image: AP)

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 This combination photo shows the Nobel Prize winners in Physics, James Peebles in Princeton, N.J., Didier Queloz in London and Michel Mayor in Madrid. Peebles, an emeritus professor at Princeton University, won for his theoretical discoveries in cosmology. Swiss star-gazers Mayor, and Queloz, both of the University of Geneva, were honoured for finding an exoplanet — a planet outside our solar system — that orbits a sun-like star, the Nobel committee said. (Image: AP)

This combination photo shows the Nobel Prize winners in Physics, James Peebles in Princeton, N.J., Didier Queloz in London and Michel Mayor in Madrid. Peebles, an emeritus professor at Princeton University, won for his theoretical discoveries in cosmology. Swiss star-gazers Mayor, and Queloz, both of the University of Geneva, were honoured for finding an exoplanet — a planet outside our solar system — that orbits a sun-like star, the Nobel committee said. (Image: AP)

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 Peter Ratcliffe of Oxford University, one of three scientists that won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Medicine. (Image: AP)

Peter Ratcliffe of Oxford University, one of three scientists that won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Medicine. (Image: AP)

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 William G. Kaelin, Jr. poses for a portrait in his living room after being awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in Boston. Kaelin, who teaches at Harvard, will share the prize with Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza for their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability. (Image: AP)

William G. Kaelin, Jr. poses for a portrait in his living room after being awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in Boston. Kaelin, who teaches at Harvard, will share the prize with Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza for their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability. (Image: AP)

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 Gregg L. Semenza at the university in Baltimore. Semenza, a Johns Hopkins University researcher, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. (Image: AP)

Gregg L. Semenza at the university in Baltimore. Semenza, a Johns Hopkins University researcher, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. (Image: AP)

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 Swiss Astronomers Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz pose for the photographer at the Astronomical Observatory of the University of Geneva. (Image: AP)

Swiss Astronomers Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz pose for the photographer at the Astronomical Observatory of the University of Geneva. (Image: AP)

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 James Peebles speaks at the 43rd annual Donald R. Hamilton Lecture, at the university in Princeton, New Jersey. (Image: AP)

James Peebles speaks at the 43rd annual Donald R. Hamilton Lecture, at the university in Princeton, New Jersey. (Image: AP)

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