Abhijit Banerjee Wins Nobel, Mamata Banerjee Congratulates Him

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West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has congratulated to Abhijit Banerjee on winning the Nobel Prize for his experimental approach to alleviating global poverty

Written By Pritesh Kamath | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee has taken to Twitter to congratulate Abhijit Banerjee for winning the Nobel prize in Economics for his experimental approach to alleviating global poverty. Abhijit Banerjee has won the 2019 Sveriges Riksbank  Prize in Economic Sciences along with Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer. The West Bengal Chief Minister expressed her delight on a Bengali winning the prize and making the nation proud.

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'Big day for every Indian'

Besides Mamata Banerjee, several other politicians including Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has also extended their greetings on the achievement of Abhijit Banerjee. Arvind Kejriwal called it a big day for every Indian.

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About Abhijit Banerjee and his work leading to Nobel Prize

Abhijit Binayak Banerjee is an Indian American economist of Bengali heritage. He is currently the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a former professor of Harward and Princeton University. While giving more details on the work done by the Nobel Prize winners, the Twitter handle of the Nobel Prize, said that the research conducted by the 2019 Economic Sciences Laureates has considerably improved the ability to fight global poverty. In just two decades, their new experiment-based approach has transformed development economics, which is now a flourishing field of research.

The Nobel Prize Twitter handle appended that this year’s Laureates have introduced a new approach to obtaining reliable answers about the best ways to fight global poverty by dividing the issue into smaller, more manageable questions – for example, the most effective interventions for improving child health.

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