Indian-American economist Abhijit Banerjee powerful quotes about poverty have given below; who was recently awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize for Economic Sciences along with his spouse Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer for their ‘experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.’
Banerjee was born in Mumbai and spent his formative years in Kolkata. He is an alumnus of Presidency College (Kolkata) and Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi). In the year 1988, he was awarded a PhD in Economics at the esteemed Harvard University.
Although Abhijit Banerjee did not experience living in poverty himself, he spent a lot of time interacting and playing with slum kids that lived near his house in Kolkata. His early years and experiences helped shape his beliefs and prompted him to carry out detailed research on poverty.
He is the second economist of Indian-origin (after Amartya Sen in1998) to receive the coveted award.
The following experts have taken from Banerjee and Duflo’s Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty vouch for his expertise on the subject of global poverty.
Finally, Abhijit Banerjee has given powerful quotes about poverty which can be seen below:
The couple’s forthcoming book, titled Good Economics for Hard Time: Better Answers to our Biggest Problems will be out soon.