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Esther Duflo
Duflo in 2009
Born (1972-10-25) 25 October 1972 (age 48)
Paris, France
NationalityFrench, American
FieldsSocial economics
Development economics
InstitutionsMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Doctoral advisorAbhijit Banerjee[1]
Joshua Angrist[1]
Doctoral studentsDean Karlan[2]
InfluencesAmartya Sen[3]
Michael Kremer
InfluencedBarack Obama[4]
Notable awardsJohn Bates Clark Medal (2010)
Calvó-Armengol International Prize (2010)
Dan David Prize (2013)
Nobel Prize in Economics (2019)
This person won a Nobel Prize
Esther Duflo, FBA (French: [dyflo]; born 25 October 1972) is a French-American economist. She is the Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is the co-founder and co-director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab.

Duflo shared the 2019 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with Abhijit Banerjee and Michael Kremer, "for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty". She is the youngest person and the second woman to win this award.