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The study of the social and cultural aspects of human behavior, the social sciences became recognized as an academic discipline at the turn of the 20th century. The Infosys Prize has awarded work in economics, political philosophy, anthropology, law, and sociology.

Laureates

Social Sciences 2021

Dr. Pratiksha Baxi

Associate Professor, Center for the Study of Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Pratiksha Baxi
Social Sciences 2020

Prof. Raj Chetty

William A. Ackman Professor of Economics, Harvard University and Director of Opportunity Insights, US

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Prof. Raj Chetty
Social Sciences 2019

Prof. Anand Pandian

Professor, Department of Anthropology, Krieger School of Arts & Sciences, Johns Hopkins University

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Prof. Anand Pandian
Social Sciences 2018

Prof. Sendhil Mullainathan

University Professor, Professor of Computation and Behavioral Science, and George C. Tiao Faculty Fellow, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

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Prof. Sendhil Mullainathan
Social Sciences 2017

Prof. Lawrence Liang

Professor, School of Law, Governance and Citizenship, Ambedkar University, Delhi

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Prof. Lawrence Liang
Social Sciences 2016

Prof. Kaivan Munshi

Frank Ramsey Professor of Economics, University of Cambridge, UK

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Prof. Kaivan Munshi
Social Sciences 2015

Dr. Srinath Raghavan

Senior Fellow, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi

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Dr. Srinath Raghavan
Social Sciences 2014

Esther Duflo

Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics, Department of Economics, MIT, and Founder and Director, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, Cambridge, USA

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Esther Duflo
Social Sciences 2013

Prof. Aninhalli R. Vasavi

Senior Fellow, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi

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Prof. Aninhalli R. Vasavi
Social Sciences 2012

Prof. Arunava Sen

Professor, Economics and Planning Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi

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Prof. Arunava Sen

Jury