Fighting Poverty Effectively: Creating Experimentation in Development Economics

Jan 14, 2009

"Fighting Poverty Effectively: Creating Experimentation in Development Economics"

MIT Prof. Esther Duflo spoke at the 15th Barcelona Economics Lecture on January 14, 2009, giving a talk titled: "Fighting Poverty Effectively: Creating Experimentation in Development Economics"

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About our speaker

Esther Duflo(PhD MIT, 1999) was a guest speaker at the 15th Barcelona Economics Lecture. She is Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics at MIT, where she is co-director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab. She is recipient of a number of recent awards and honors, including the Elaine Bennet Prize for Research of the American Economic Association (2003). In 2005 Le Monde named her Best Young French Economist, in May 2008 she was cited as one of the top 100 public intellectuals in the world by Foreign Policy magazine, and in December 2008 she was listed by The Economist as one of the eight most promising young economists in the world.