Abhijit Banerjee

2019 Nobel Prize in Economics. Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics, MIT

Speaker Fee Range: Please inquire for fees

Travels From: USA

Abhijit Banerjee is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

Economics Speaker Abhijit Banerjee
REQUEST AVAILABILITY

Want to book Abhijit Banerjee for your event? Please provide the info below and we’ll get in touch within 24h:

    Abhijit Banerjee

    2019 Nobel Prize in Economics. Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics, MIT

    Speaker Fee Range: Please inquire for fees

    Travels From: USA

    Abhijit Banerjee is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

    Abhijit Banerjee Speaker Biography

    Abhijit Banerjee is a popular speaker on sustainable development and economics. He is the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics recipient along with his wife, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer. He was educated at the University of Calcutta, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Harvard University, where he received his Ph.D in 1988. He is currently the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2003 he founded the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), along with Esther Duflo and Sendhil Mullainathan, and he remains one of the lab’s directors.

    Banerjee is a past president of the Bureau for the Research in the Economic Analysis of Development, a Research Associate of the NBER, a CEPR research fellow, International Research Fellow of the Kiel Institute, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Econometric Society, and has been a Guggenheim Fellow and an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow and a winner of the Infosys prize.

    He is the author of a large number of articles and four books, including Poor Economics, which won the Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year. Abhijit’s newest book, co-authored with Esther Duflo, titled Good Economics for Hard Times, is on how economics can help us solve social and political problems of our day. He is the editor of three more books and has directed two documentary films. The speaker Abhijit Banerjee also served on the U.N. Secretary-General’s High-level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

    Abhijit Banerjee Keynote Topics

    Abhijit Banerjee is a renowned sustainable development economist whose life work has focused on alleviating global poverty. In this keynote lecture by co-winner of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics, Abhijit Banerjee, he will answer interesting questions such as:

    · Why do the poor borrow to save?
    · Why do they miss out on free life-saving immunizations, but pay for unnecessary drugs?
    · Why do children in poor areas have so much difficulty learning even when they attend school?

    Drawing on his best-selling book written with his wife and translated into 17 languages, in addition to more than fifteen years of research in dozens of poor countries around the world, Abhijit Banerjee will address the specific problems that come with poverty and offer proved solutions. Duflo and Banerjee argue that too many anti-poverty policies have failed due to a poor understanding of poverty. With an optimistic final message that poverty can be eradicated from our world, Professor Banerjee will transform your way of thinking about poverty and help your audience fight to build a better world without it.

    The 2019 Nobel Prize winners in economics, Abhijit Banerjee and his wife Esther Duflo, have spent more than 15 years studying poverty and fighting to eradicate it. In this lecture, based on his latest book (Good Economics for Hard Times), Abhijit Banerjee will discuss the hard times we live in and to what extent the economy - when properly exercised - can solve our social and even political problems. Abhijit Banerjee firmly believes that we have the necessary resources to face all our major challenges: from immigration to inequality, and even the climate emergency. In this keynote speech, Abhijit Banerjee will solve questions like:

    · Why migrations do not follow the laws of supply and demand?
    · How can trade liberalization increase unemployment and lower wages?
    · Why has no one managed to convincingly explain the conditions necessary for growth?

    Join Abhijit Banerjee, Nobel Prize in Economics 2019 in this fascinating speech in the search for a society based on empathy and respect, through good economics.

    Abhijit Banerjee Speaking Videos

    Nobel Lecture: Abhijit Banerjee, Prize in Economic Sciences 2019
    Abhijit Banerjee on economic slowdown, liberalism and future of India