Esther Duflo • Docteur honoris causa • Academic year 2023-2024

Nobel Prize-winning economist, his work focuses on development economics, health, education, access to credit and the fight against poverty

Esther Duflo is Professor in the Department of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and at the Collège de France. Her field of research is development economics, particularly health, education and financial inclusion. She is co-founder and co-director of the Poverty Action Laboratory (J-PAL).

 A conference by Esther Duflo is organized on March 18, 2024 from 2:30 to 4:30 pm, at the Amphis de l'Europe (Campus du Sart Tilman).

Esther-Duflo credit-Bryce-Vickmark 2022--(4)-800pxEsther Duflo graduated in history and economics from the École normale supérieure in Paris. She obtained her doctorate in economics from MIT in 1999.

She receives the Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in honor of Alfred Nobel in 2019 jointly with Abhijit Banerjee and Michael Kremer.

With Abhijit Banerjee, her books include " Rethinking Poverty ", which won the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs "Business Book of the Year" award in 2011, translated into seventeen languages, and " Useful Economics for Difficult Times" , published in 2020.

Esther Duflo is editor-in-chief of theAmerican Economic Review, a member of the US National Academy of Sciences and a corresponding member of the British Academy.

Biographical text reproduced from the Collège de France website.

Books and articles

Esther Duflo has published, as author and co-author, over 150 books, articles, book chapters, working papers..



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