- Title: Banerjee, Duflo and Kremer win 2019 Nobel economics prize
- Date: 14th October 2019
- Summary: STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN (OCTOBER 14, 2019) (REUTERS) NOBEL PRIZE COMMITTEE ENTERING ROOM (SOUNDBITE) (English) ROYAL SWEDISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES SECRETARY GENERAL, GORAN K. HANSSON, SAYING: "The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has today decided to award the Sveriges Riksbank prize in economic sciences in memory of Alfred Nobel for 2019 jointly to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty."
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- Keywords: Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences Economics Nobel Abhijit Banerjee Esther Duflo Michael Kremer
- Location: STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
- City: STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
- Country: Sweden
- Topics: Science
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- Story Text: Economists Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer won the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize for creating an experimental approach to alleviating global poverty, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said on Monday (October 14).
The winners were awarded for introducing a new approach to obtaining reliable answers about the best ways to fight global poverty, the academy said in statement.
The 9 million Swedish crown ($915,300) economics prize is a later addition to the five awards created in the will of industrialist and dynamite inventor Alfred Nobel, established by the Swedish central bank and first awarded in 1969.
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