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Sweden: Trio awarded Nobel Prize in Economics for work on 'alleviating global poverty'

0 14.10.2019 Инфо

W/S The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm
SOT, Goran K Hansson, Secretary General of The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences: "The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has today decided to award the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2019 jointly to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty."
W/S The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
SCRIPT
Development economists Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer jointly won the Nobel Prize in Economics 2019 at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm on Monday.
Making the announcement, Secretary General of The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Goran K. Hansson credited the trio "for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty."
Duflo is the youngest person and only the second woman to be awarded the prize. She is married to Banerjee and they are both professors at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge.
Kremer is a professor at Harvard University, Cambridge.