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


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


Some Lesser Known Facts About Esther Duflo

  1. 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)


  1. 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


  1. 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.”

  2. When she finished her PhD in 1999, she was immediately hired by MIT as an assistant professor.

  3. She was promoted to Associate Professor in 2002.

  4. 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


  1. Esther is also the founding editor of the American Economic Journal: “Applied Economics”.

  2. Her book “Poor Economics” received worldwide critical acclaim. She also received “The Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award.”

  3. 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

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