Abhijit Banerjee hailed across political lines for Nobel Economics Prize

Indian politicians and academics cheered the Nobel economics prize awarded on Monday to Indian-born American Abhijit Banerjee, whose proud mother told visitors crowding into her apartment that he came from "a family of economists". Nirmala Banerjee showed journalists a copy of her son's book "Poor Economics" as bouquets arrived at her home in the city of Kolkata and friends and family called to congratulate her. "We are a family of economists, his father, me .

.. everyone is an economist," she.

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