2020 Nobel Prize Winner in Physiology or Medicine; Director, Li Ka Shing Applied Virology Institute
Esther Duflo, 2019 Nobel laureate and renowned keynote speaker, is a leading economist specializing in poverty alleviation and development. As a co-founder of J-PAL, her research focuses on understanding the lives of the impoverished and designing effective social policies. Esther Duflo's unique insights into global economic challenges and innovative approaches to address them make her a compelling voice in the field.
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Keynote speaker Esther Duflo is the winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics of 2019. She received the prize along with Michael Kremer, and her husband, Abhijit Banerjee. Esther works at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics. Furthermore, Esther co-founded J-PAL (Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab). She is conducting research to better grasp the financial lives of the poor. Her goal is to assist in the design and evaluation of social policies. In addition to health and education, she has examined issues such as the environment, financial inclusion, as well as governance.
Speaker Esther Duflo was born in Paris. She is the daughter of Michel Duflo, a professor in mathematics, and Violaine Duflo, a pediatrician. Her mother frequently took part in medical humanitarian projects.
Esther started her undergraduate studies in Paris at École normale supérieure. Prior to that, she also studied history at Lycée Henri-Classes IV. History has always been a fascinating subject for her, ever since she was a child. In 1999, she obtained a Ph.D. in Economics from MIT.
Esther Duflo has obtained a variety of prizes and academic honors. These include the David N. Kershaw Award, the A.SK Social Science Award, the Princess of Asturias Award for Social Sciences, a John Bates Clark Medal, the Infosys Prize, as well as a MacArthur Fellowship. She co-wrote a book in economics together with husband Abhijit Banerjee. The book is titled Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty, and, in 2011, it won the Business Book of the Year Award by the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs.
Esther is a National Academy of Sciences’ member. Moreover, she is an American Economic Review’s Editor and a British Academy’s Corresponding Fellow. Duflo has always been a popular keynote speaker, long before receiving the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics.
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.
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.
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