Professor

Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Area
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Specialty
Economics
Member Since
2004
Professor of Economics; Director, Poverty Action Lab. Applied economic theorist with broad interests. Made contributions to social learning in games, economic analysis of income and wealth distribution, and the application of contract theory to a range of issues involving developing economies. Recent work helped establish development economics as a subfield within applied economics.