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    Esther Duflo-Awards, career, family- Biography info

    Esther Duflo is a french economist known for Winning Nobel prize in 2019, in the field of Economics.


    NameEsther Duflo
    Date of birth 25 October 1972
    Age (as in 2020)48 years
    Birth placeParis, France
    zodiac Sign Scorpio
    Hometown Paris, France
    NationalityFrench and American
    Education 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
    SchoolLycée Henri-IV
    CollegeÉcole Normale Supérieure, Paris.
    DELTA College, Paris
    • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Profession Economist
    known for Nobel Prize Winner
    Father Michel Duflo
    Mother Violaine Duflo
    Siblings one Sister (Annie Duflo)
    Marital Status Married
    Spouse Abhijit Banerjee
    Children Eshter has a baby with Abhijit.

    Physical Appearence

    Heightin centimeters- 165cm
    in meters- 1.65 m
    in feet & inches- 5’ 5”(approx)
    Eye ColorBlack
    Hair ColorDark Brown

    Early life:-

    Esther Duflo was born on 25 October 1972. She is a French American Economist. Her father, Michel Duflo, is a mathematician and her mother, Violaine Duflo, is a paediatrician. Estho have younger sister, Annie Duflo, She is also an Economist.

    Esther Duflo-Awards, career, family- Biography info
    Esther’s sister Annie Duflo

    In 2015, Esther got married to Abhijit Banerjee, an Indian American economist. He was the professor They had a baby together in 2012.

    Esther completed her Schooling from Lycée Henri-IV School, Master in DELTA college and Phd in MIT College. Esther was Studying Social and Development Economist. During her Doctoral degree from MIT, Abhijit Banerjee and Joshua Angrist and there thesis was Essays in Empirical Development Economics.


    During her PHD, Esther Spent ten months in Moscow. There she used to teach French and worked to History thesis. Later she was hired at MIT as Assistant Professor. And in 2002 she was promoted to Associate Professor position.

    Esther is Funding editor of American Economic Journal- “Applied Economics” and authored book “Poor Economics”.

    On 14 October 2019, she was honoured with Nobel Prize along with her husband Abhijit Banerjee and Michael Kremer for working in elevation global poverty.

    Books Authored:-

    • In 2009, Expérience, science et lutter contre la pauvreté
    • In 2010, Le Développement Humain- Volume 1 & 2
    • In 2011, Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty
    • In 2017, Handbook of Field Experiments- Volume 1 & 2
    • In 2019, Good Economics for Hard Times
    • In the same year, Good Economics for Hard Times: Better Answers to Our Biggest Problems.

    Awards and Recognition

    In 2005, Esther Duflo got Best Young French Economist, Cercle des économistes.

    In may 2008, She was Named in the “Top 100 Intellectuals in the World” by the “Foreign Policy” Magazine.

    In 2009, Fellow of the “MacArthur Foundation and fellow of the “American Academy of Arts and Sciences” Esther also received Calvó-Armengol International Prize.

    In 2010, she recieved John Bates Clark Medal and Named in Fortunes “40 under 40” list. In the same year she was named as top 8 young Economist in world.

    In 2011, she was named in “100 Most Influential People in the World” by “Time Magazine”.

    In 2012, Esther was named in “Top 100 most influential people in the world” By foreign magazine

    In 2013, She Honoured as an “Officer of the French Order of Merit” and John von Neumann Award, for Advanced Studies.

    In 2014, infosys Prize in Social Science.

    In 2015, Esther was honoured with Princess of Asturias Social Sciences Award, and SK Social Sciences Award, by WZB Berlin Social Science Center.

    In 2019, Esther Duflo received Nobel Prize.


    During her under graduation degree Esther Duflo was interested in history and want to make career in Politics.

    At the age of 29, She offered a tentured position in MIT and became the youngest person to have this opportunity.

    When Esther has a baby with Abhijit Banerjee at that time he was in relationship with his first wife.

    Esther was the youngest Woman which honoured with the Nobel Prize.

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