Departmental Seminar via Zoom - June 14th

Departmental Seminar via Zoom - June 14th

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Abhijit Banerjee

Abhijit Vinayak BANERJEE is the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 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. He is a past President of the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development, a Research Associate of the NBER, a CEPR Research Fellow, International Research Fellow of the Kiel Institute, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Econometric Society. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow, an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow and a winner of the Infosys Prize.

His research focuses on economic development, information theory, theory of income distribution, and macroeconomics. He is the author of a large number of articles and four books, including Poor Economics, which won the Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year, and Good Economics for Hard Times, both co-authored with Esther DUFLO. He is the editor of three more books and has directed two documentary films.

Abihijit BANERJEE has served on the U.N. Secretary-General’s High-level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. He is 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.

Abhijit BANERJEE will present a paper at our final Departmental Seminar of the academic year, on the theme:

Trust and Efficiency in the Market for Healthcare in Low-income Countries (paper to follow)

More about Abhijit BANERJEE and his research

Date: Monday, June 14th - 2:45 PM
Location: Zoom


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