Nobel Prize

Anti-Poverty Pioneer Becomes The Second Woman in History to Win the Nobel Prize in Economics

Dr. Esther Duflo has just become the second woman in history and the youngest person ever to win a Nobel Prize in Economics! The 46-year-old MIT professor shares the prize with her husband, Dr. Abhijit Banerjee, and colleague Dr. Michael Kremer; together they have helped millions of people around the world with their research to develop practical interventions to alleviating global poverty. “In just two decades, their new experiment-based approach has transformed development economics, which is now a flourishing field,” the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said in today’s prize announcement. After learning of her Nobel win, Duflo said she was “humbled” and, in light of how underrepresented women are in the field of economics, she hopes that it will “inspire many, many other women to continue working and many other men to give them the respect that they deserve like every single human being.”

Read more…

, , ,
Previous Post
The Disarming Case to Act Right Now On Climate Change – Greta Thunberg
Next Post
The ‘Nobel Prize of Math’ Has Been Won By A Woman For The First Time Ever

Related Posts

You must be logged in to post a comment.