Good economics for hard times

Jun
20
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

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In a public lecture at the University of Zurich, Nobel laureates Esther Duflo (MIT) and Abhijit Banerjee (MIT) will offer better answers to our biggest problems.

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. With Abhijit Banerjee, she wrote Poor Economics - A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty. In 2019, she won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics.

Abhijit Banerjee is the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2003 he co-founded the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) with Esther Duflo and Sendhil Mullainathan, and he remains one of the Lab’s Directors. Banerjee is a fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Econometric Society. He is a winner of the Infosys Prize a co-recipient of the 2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for his groundbreaking work in development economics research.

Prof. Duflo and Prof. Banerjee both serve on the UBS Center Advisory Board.

In a public lecture at the University of Zurich, Nobel laureates Esther Duflo (MIT) and Abhijit Banerjee (MIT) will offer better answers to our biggest problems.

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. With Abhijit Banerjee, she wrote Poor Economics - A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty. In 2019, she won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics.

Speakers

Nobel Laureate, Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics, MIT
Prof. Esther Duflo

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. With Abhijit Banerjee, she wrote Poor Economics - A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty. In 2019, she won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics.

Nobel Laureate, Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics, MIT
Prof. Abhijit Banerjee

Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee is the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2003 he co-founded the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) with Esther Duflo and Sendhil Mullainathan, and he remains one of the Lab’s Directors. Banerjee is a fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Econometric Society. He is a winner of the Infosys Prize a co-recipient of the 2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for his groundbreaking work in development economics research.

Nobel Laureate, Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics, MIT
Prof. Esther Duflo

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. With Abhijit Banerjee, she wrote Poor Economics - A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty. In 2019, she won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics.

Nobel Laureate, Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics, MIT
Prof. Abhijit Banerjee

Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee is the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2003 he co-founded the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) with Esther Duflo and Sendhil Mullainathan, and he remains one of the Lab’s Directors. Banerjee is a fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Econometric Society. He is a winner of the Infosys Prize a co-recipient of the 2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for his groundbreaking work in development economics research.

Venue

University of Zurich

Main Auditorium, KOL-G-201, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zurich
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