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A Conversation with Nobel Laureate Esther Duflo (hosted by the School of Economics)

Fifty years ago, this spring, Georgia Tech awarded its first three degrees in economics, marking a milestone in the School of Economics' journey from a small service unit to a dynamic center of scholarship and education. 

To mark the 50th anniversary of the School of Economics, we will be hosting a Distinguished Speaker Series featuring prominent figures at Georgia Tech to discuss economics and beyond with faculty, staff, and students. 

A Conversation with Nobel Laureate Esther Duflo

Encouraging Social Distancing during Covid:  Evidence from Randomized Trials in Disadvantaged Communities

Esther Duflo is the Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics in the Department of Economics at MIT 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. Duflo has received the 2019 Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences (with co-Laureates Abhijit Banerjee and Michael Kremer).  She received a Ph.D. in Economics from MIT in 1999. 

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