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Esther Duflo (Nobel Winner) Age, Husband, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: Paris, France
Husband: Abhijit Banerjee
Age: 47 Years

Esther Duflo

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Bio/Wiki
ProfessionEconomist
Famous ForWinning the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 5”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourDark Brown
Economist
Field(s)• Social Economics
• Development Economics
Doctoral Advisor(s)Abhijit Banerjee
• Joshua Angrist
Doctoral Student(s)• Dean Karlan
• Rema Hanna
• Nancy Qian
Doctoral ThesisEssays in Empirical Development Economics
Popular Books• Expérience, science et lutter contre la pauvreté (2009)
• Le Développement Humain, Volume 1 & 2 (2010)
• Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty (2011)
• Handbook of Field Experiments, Volume 1 & 2 (2017)
• Good Economics for Hard Times (2019)
• Good Economics for Hard Times: Better Answers to Our Biggest Problems (2019)
Awards, Honours, Fellowships• Best Young French Economist, Cercle des économistes, 2005
• Named in the "Top 100 Intellectuals in the World" by the "Foreign Policy" Magazine in May 2008
• Fellow of the "MacArthur Foundation" in 2009
• Fellow of the "American Academy of Arts and Sciences" in 2009
• Calvó-Armengol International Prize (announced on 21 May 2009, received on 4 June 2010)
• John Bates Clark Medal, 2010
• Named in Fortunes "40 under 40" List, 2010
• Honorary Doctorate from the "Université Catholique de Louvain" on 2 February 2010
• Named in the "Top 100 Global Thinkers" by the "Foreign Policy" Magazine in 2010
• Named in the "Top 8 Young Economists in the World" by "The Economist" Magazine in 2010
• Named in the "100 Most Influential People in the World" by "Time Magazine" in 2011
• Named in the "Top 100 Global Thinkers" by the "Foreign Policy" Magazine in 2012
• Gerald Loeb Award, 2012
• Honoured as an "Officer of the French Order of Merit" in 2013
• John von Neumann Award, Rajk László College for Advanced Studies, 2013
• Infosys Prize in Social Science-Economics, 2014
• Princess of Asturias Social Sciences Award, 2015
• A.SK Social Sciences Award, WZB Berlin Social Science Center, 2015
• Nobel Prize in Economics in 2019
Personal Life
Date of Birth25 October 1972 (Wednesday)
Age (as in 2019)47 Years
BirthplaceParis, France
Zodiac signScorpio
NationalityFrench and American
HometownParis, France
SchoolLycée Henri-IV
College/University• École Normale Supérieure, Paris
• DELTA College, Paris
• Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Educational Qualification(s)• Maîtrise in History from École Normale Supérieure in 1994
• Maîtrise in Economics from École Normale Supérieure in 1994
• Masters in Economics from DELTA College in 1995
• PhD in Economics from MIT in 1999
ReligionNot Known
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsAbhijit Banerjee
Marriage DateYear 2015
Family
Husband/SpouseAbhijit Banerjee
Esther Duflo with her husband Abhijit Banerjee
ChildrenShe has a baby with Abhijit Banerjee. The baby was born in 2012.
ParentsFather- Michel Duflo (Mathematician)
Esther Duflo's father Michel Duflo
Mother- Violaine Duflo (Pediatrician)
Esther Duflo's mother Violaine Duflo
SiblingsBrother- None
Sister- Annie Duflo (Economist)
Esther Duflo's sister Annie Duflo

Esther Duflo

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Esther Duflo

  • Esther Duflo is a French Economist. She won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Economics along with Micheal Kremer and Abhijit Banerjee. Esther is married to Abhijit Banerjee.

    Esther Duflo (left) with Michael Kremer (centre) & Abhijit Banerjee (Right)

    Esther Duflo (left) with Michael Kremer (centre) & Abhijit Banerjee (Right)

  • When she was pursuing her undergraduate, she was interested in history. In her second year of college, she considered a career in civil service or politics.

    Esther Duflo during her younger days

    Esther Duflo during her younger days

  • In 1993, she spent 10 months in Moscow. She taught French and worked on a history thesis that described- “How the Soviet Union had used the big construction sites, like the Stalingrad Tractor Factory, for propaganda, and how propaganda requirements changed the actual shape of the projects.”
  • When she finished her PhD in 1999, she was immediately hired by MIT as an assistant professor.
  • She was promoted to Associate Professor in 2002.
  • She holds the record of being the youngest person to get a Tenured position at a university at the age of 29.

    Esther Duflo during a lecture

    Esther Duflo during a lecture

  • Esther is also the founding editor of the American Economic Journal: “Applied Economics”.
  • Her book “Poor Economics” received worldwide critical acclaim. She also received “The Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award.”
  • In 2019, she became the second woman to win a Nobel Prize in Economics. She is also the youngest woman ever to win a Nobel Prize.

    Esther Duflo receiving the Nobel Prize

    Esther Duflo receiving the Nobel Prize

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