Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Educated in the University of Calcutta, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and Harvard University, where he received his Ph.D. in 1988. In 2003 he founded the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, along with Esther Dufl o and Sendhil Mullainathan, and remains one of its directors. He 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. His areas of research are development economics and economic theory. He is the author of two books and the editor of a third, as well as a large number of articles. He finished his first documentary film, The name of the disease, in 2006.
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