Dr. Abijit Banerjee, Save the Children board member, delivers the keynote address at Evidence to Action: The Future of Work for Deprived Youth, on September 24, 2018 in Washington DC. Photo credit: Save the Children 2018.

Statement: Save the Children Trustee Receives Nobel Prize for Economics

Statement from Carolyn Miles, Save the Children CEO, on Save the Children Trustee Abhijit Banerjee being Awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (Oct. 14, 2019) – In response to Abhijit Banerjee, a member of Save the Children’s board of trustees, winning the Nobel Prize for Economics on Monday, Save the Children CEO Carolyn Miles issued the following statement:

“Save the Children is incredibly proud of our Trustee Abhijit Banerjee and thrilled that the academy has recognized his extraordinary efforts in the fight to end global poverty. Every day, Save the Children works in 120 countries around the world where poverty is robbing children of their futures, and we are grateful to collaborate with an expert such as Abhijit, who has been a trustee since 2016. Congratulations to Abhijit Banerjee and his fellow researchers on this well-deserved honor.”

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