Tue, Jun 13|
Unique opportunity to listen to Esther Duflo
Time & Location
Jun 13, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
French Library, 53 Marlborough St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
About the event
As to celebrate the Summer coming, you are invited to a Boston BoostHer event.
Join us in welcoming Esther Duflo on Tuesday, June 13th at the French Library, with welcoming remarks from Le Consul Général de France, Mr. Mustafa Soykurt.
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. She has worked on health, education, financial inclusion, environment and governance.
Professor Esther Duflo’s first degrees were in history and economics from Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris. She subsequently received a Ph.D. in Economics from MIT in 1999.
Duflo has received numerous academic honors and prizes including 2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel (with co-Laureates Abhijit Banerjee and Michael Kremer), the Princess of Asturias Award for Social Sciences (2015), the A.SK Social Science Award (2015), Infosys Prize (2014), the David N. Kershaw Award (2011), a John Bates Clark Medal (2010), and a MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellowship (2009). With Abhijit Banerjee, she wrote Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty, which won the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award in 2011 and has been translated into more than 17 languages, and the recently released Good Economics for Hard Times.
Duflo is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy.
Drinks will be served at 6:45pm. The conversation will start at 7.15pm and a networking cocktail will follow.
Suggested 15$ participation for food and drinks collected at the event.