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EXCEPTIONAL Friday Seminar: Esther DUFLO (MIT)

Esther DUFLO is the Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics in the Department of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a co-founder and co-director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL).

In her research, she seeks to understand the economic lives of the poor, with the aim to help design and evaluate social policies. She has worked on health, education, financial inclusion, environment and governance.

Duflo has received numerous academic honors and prizes including the Princess of Asturias Award for Social Sciences (2015), the A.SK Social Science Award (2015), Infosys Prize (2014), the David N. Kershaw Award (2011), a John Bates Clark Medal (2010), and a MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellowship (2009).  With Abhijit Banerjee, she wrote Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty, which won the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award in 2011 and has been translated into more than 17 languages.

Duflo is the Editor of the American Economic Review, a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy.

Esther DUFLO will present a paper, joint with Abhijit BANERJEE, Clement IMBERT, Santhosh MATHEW, and Rohini PANDE, at the next Friday Seminar on the theme:

E-governance, Accountability, and Leakage in Public Programs: Experimental Evidence from a Financial Management Reform in India (link to paper, PDF)

More about Esther DUFLO and her research

Another EXCEPTIONAL Friday Seminar will host David PALTIEL on December 8th.

Date: Fri, 2017/12/01 - 12:30 - 14:00
Location: Department of Economics, 28 rue des St Pères, 75007 Paris - Room H 402