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Esther Duflo, left, and Abhijit Banerjee speak during a news conference at MIT on Monday. Banerjee and Duflo, along with Harvard's Michael Kremer, were awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in economics for pioneering new ways to alleviate global poverty. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
Esther Duflo, left, and Abhijit Banerjee speak during a news conference at MIT on Monday. Banerjee and Duflo, along with Harvard's Michael Kremer, were awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in economics for pioneering new ways to alleviate global poverty. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

Greater Boston can claim three more winners of this year's Nobel Prize.

Esther Duflo and Abhit Banerjee from MIT and Michael Kremer from Harvard were awarded the Nobel Prize in economics for their "experimental approach” to solving global poverty.

Duflo becomes the award’s youngest winner at 46 years old and only the second woman to win the prize in economics.

This story has been edited to correct the name of the third winner, Michael Kremer. 

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Abhijit Banerjee, professor of economics at MIT and a co-founder and co-director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab.

Esther Duflo, professor of poverty alleviation and development economics at MIT and a co-founder and co-director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab.

This segment aired on October 14, 2019.

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