Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee will visit Stockholm School of Economics for an open lecture on “Beyond Poor Economics”
Research, Outreach, Seminar
Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee are Professors the Department of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and founders and co-directors of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL). Abhijit’s areas of research are development economics and economic theory and in Esther’s 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. They are both highly influential people within the academic field but also for policy and development agencies.
2018-06-11 at 13:00
2018-06-11 at 14:30
Sveavägen 65, room Aulan
Banerjee served on the U.N. Secretary-General’s High-level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda and in 2011, he was named one of Foreign Policy magazine's top 100 global thinkers.
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).
Esther and Abhijit will build their lecture at Stockholm School of Economics on the book
Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty(www.pooreconomics.com) 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.
In this lecture they will go further beyond what is in the book.
You are most welcome, and we hope that you take the opportunity to attend this unique event of a joint open lecture by Esther and Abhijit.