Abhijit Banerjee

Abhijit Banerjee is the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics and Director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has a M.Sc. from the University of Calcutta, M.A. from Jawaharlal University, and Ph.D. from Harvard University. 

Professor Banerjee researches economic development, information theory, theory of income distribution, and macroeconomics.

Representative Publications

“Debunking the Stereotype of the Lazy Welfare Recipient- Evidence from Cash Transfer Programs Worldwide.” Abhijit Banerjee, Rema Hanna, Gabriel Kreindler, and Benjamin A. Olken. October 2015

“Bundling Health Insurance and Microfinance in India: There Cannot be Adverse Selection if There is No Demand.” Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Richard Hornbeck. May 2014

“Why fighting poverty is hard.” Abhijit Banerjee. September 2008

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