Economist, Professor and Co-Founder, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, M.I.T.
Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee co-founded the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at M.I.T., which works to ensure that social policies are informed by scientific evidence. Heremains one of J-PAL’s directors and is now a Ford Foundation international professor of economics, also at M.I.T. He is a co-recipient of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2019 for his groundbreaking work in development economics.
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