Economy Before Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, 5 couples won the Nobel Prize. Here are they Updated : October 15, 2019 01:40 PM IST Abhijit Banerjee and his wife Esther Duflo, along with American economist Michael Kremer, have been awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in economics for their contribution towards alleviating global poverty. There have been other married couples in the past who were honoured with the Nobel Prize. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.