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A Conversation with Economics Nobel Laureate Michael Kremer

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm ET


Michael Kremer, 2019 co-recipient of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel; Professor of Economics, Harvard University; and Non-Resident Fellow, Center for Global Development


David Evans, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development


Amanda Glassman, Executive Vice President and Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development


Two weeks ago, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2019 to Michael Kremer, together with Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.”

Michael Kremer, a Professor of Economics at Harvard University and a non-resident fellow at the Center for Global Development, is a pioneer in the use of randomized controlled trials to answer key development questions in low- and middle-income countries. He has used experiments to learn how to improve education, health, water, and agriculture outcomes for the poor. Beyond his experimental work, Kremer helped develop the advance market commitment for vaccines to stimulate private investment in vaccine research and the distribution of vaccines for diseases in the developing world. He is the founding Scientific Director of Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) at USAID, which tests and scales creative solutions to development challenges.

In this event, Kremer will sit down with David Evans, Senior Fellow at CGD, to discuss the implications of the 2019 Nobel Prize for economics and development, as well as his wide array of initiatives. We will host an informal reception following the discussion.

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Executive Vice President of CGD, CEO of CGD Europe, and Senior Fellow
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Senior Fellow
Distinguished Non-Resident Fellow

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