Esther Duflo



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Esther Duflo is a French development economist, currently the Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is also a founder and director of MIT’s Jameel Poverty Action Lab, a network of 45 affiliated professors around the world who use Randomized Evaluations to answer questions critical to poverty alleviation.

In 2019, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics with her husband Abhijit Banerjee and Michael Kremer, becoming the second woman to receive this award and the youngest person in history.

Esther’s research centers around the issues of household behavior, education, access to finance, health and policy evaluation. She has been a driving force in advancing field experiments as an important methodology to discover causal relationships in economics.

She has received numerous academic honors and prizes including a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship last year. In 2005, she was named “Best French Young Economist Prize” by Le Monde/Cercle des economists, and in 2003, the American Economic Association awarded her the Elaine Bennett Prize for Research, which is given to a woman economist under the age of forty who has made outstanding contributions in any field of economic research.

Also, she is a recipient of the 2010 John Bates Clark Medal for economists under 40 made the most significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge and she received the 2015 Princess of Asturias Social Sciences Award.

Esther Duflo is an NBER Research Associate, serves on the board of the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD), and is Director of the Center of Economic Policy Research’s development economics program. After being a co-editor of the Journal of Development Economics and the Review of Economics and Statistics, she currently serves as the founding editor of the AEJ: Applied Economics.

Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty.

Esther Duflo is a renowned development economists whose life work has been focused on alleviating global poverty. Join 2019 co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics, Esther Duflo, on this fascinating talk which aims to answer questions like:

· Why would a man in Morocco who doesn’t have enough to eat buy a television?
· Why is it so hard for children in poor areas to learn even when they attend school?
· Why do the poorest people in the Indian state of Maharashtra spend 7 percent of their food budget on sugar?
· Does having lots of children actually make you poorer?

Based on her bestselling book translated to 17 languages and more than fifteen years of research with her husband in dozens of poor countries around the globe, Esther Duflo will shot the specific problems that come with poverty and offer proven solutions. Duflo argues that too many anti-poverty policies have failed because of a poor understanding of poverty. With an optimistic ending message that poverty can be - and should be won - prof. Duflo will transform the way you think of poverty and help your audience fight for building a better world without it.

Social experiments to fight poverty.

2019 Nobel Prize co-recipient winner in Economics, Esther Duflo, has dedicated her life researching poverty and how it can be fought. Drawing from her more than 15 years of experience and work in dozens of poor countries all over the world, prof. Duflo has come up with social experiments that can successfully fight it. Join Esther Duflo in this fascinating speech to motivate your audience in finding creative and innovative ways of fighting poverty to create a better world for everyone.

How Development Economics Changes the Lives of the World's Poorest.

Poverty in Developing Nations (Randomized Controlled Trials and Policy Making).

Gender Equality and Economic Development.

Good Economics for Hard Times.

The winners of the Nobel Prize show how economics, when done right, can help us solve the thorniest social and political problems of our day.

Figuring out how to deal with today's critical economic problems is perhaps the great challenge of our time. Much greater than space travel or perhaps even the next revolutionary medical breakthrough, what is at stake is the whole idea of the good life as we have known it.

Immigration and inequality, globalization and technological disruption, slowing growth and accelerating climate change--these are sources of great anxiety across the world, from New Delhi and Dakar to Paris and Washington, DC. The resources to address these challenges are there--what we lack are ideas that will help us jump the wall of disagreement and distrust that divides us. If we succeed, history will remember our era with gratitude; if we fail, the potential losses are incalculable.

In this revolutionary book, renowned MIT economists Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo take on this challenge, building on cutting-edge research in economics explained with lucidity and grace. Original, provocative, and urgent, Good Economics for Hard Times makes a persuasive case for an intelligent interventionism and a society built on compassion and respect. It is an extraordinary achievement, one that shines a light to help us appreciate and understand our precariously balanced world.

Good Economics for Hard Times.

Poor Economics.


'Refreshingly original, wonderfully insightful . . . an entirely new perspective' Guardian

Why would a man in Morocco who doesn't have enough to eat buy a television?
Why do the poorest people in India spend 7 percent of their food budget on sugar?
Does having lots of children actually make you poorer?

This eye-opening book overturns the myths about what it is like to live on very little, revealing the unexpected decisions that millions of people make every day. Looking at some of the most paradoxical aspects of life below the poverty line - why the poor need to borrow in order to save, why incentives that seem effective to us may not be for them, and why, despite being more risk-taking than high financiers, they start businesses but rarely grow them - Banerjee and Duflo offer a new understanding of the surprising way the world really works.

Poor Economics.