Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo och Michael Kremer awarded the Prize in Economic Sciences for 2019
News The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2019 (the Nobel Prize in Economics) to Abhijit Banerjee, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA, Esther Duflo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA and Michael Kremer, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA. They are receiving the price for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.
The Riksbank founded the Nobel Prize in Economics with the assistance of a donation in conjunction with the Bank’s 300th anniversary in 1968. With this donation, the Riksbank undertook to award prize money every year in an amount equivalent to that awarded for the other Nobel Prizes. The laureates, however, are appointed by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. The prize was awarded for the first time in 1969 and is awarded, every year, to a person or persons who have produced work of outstanding importance in the field of economic sciences.