Professor

Esther Duflo

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Area
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Specialty
Economics
Member Since
2009

Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics. Influential in the modern renaissance of development economics. Proponent of field experiments and program evaluation in the context of development policy. Specific contributions include measurement of the return to education in developing nations, the effects of transfer programs on resource distribution within households, and the impact of political institutions on policy outcomes.

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