Esther Duflo, a Nobel laureate is chosen to be part of the Tamil Nadu Economic Advisory Council. She is professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. Her area of expertise is alleviation of poverty and development economics.
Esther was born in Paris and later pursued her Undergraduation in Paris. She has involved herself in humanitarian projects. She has worked with various economists in the initial stage of her career. She has obtained a doctorate in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the year 1999.