Dr. Abhijit Banerjee and Dr. Esther Duflo received the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.
Guess what caught our attention?
The Nobel Laureates, who are married to each other deviated from the dress code of wearing suits and evening gowns. Both Duflo and Banerjee wore traditional Indian attire to receive the award at the Concert Hall in Stockholm, Sweden.
In a nod to his Bengali roots, 58-year-old Banerjee wore a cream colour kurta with a white gold bordered dhoti and closed neck black vest. His wife, Duflo donned a blue-green silk saree with a red blouse and red bindi.
— Kasturi Shankar (@KasthuriShankar) December 11, 2019
In a tweet posted by the Nobel Prize committee, one can see the economists’ couple receiving the award.
Watch Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer receive their medals and diplomas at the #NobelPrize award ceremony today. Congratulations!
They were awarded the 2019 Prize in Economic Sciences “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.” pic.twitter.com/c3ltP7EXcF
— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) December 10, 2019
That was some swag!