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STICERD Morishima Lecture

Good Economics for Hard Times
Professor Abhijit Banerjee and Professor Esther Duflo

Rescheduled from 10 June 2020
NEW DATE: Wednesday 17 June 2020

About the lecture

Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee
This year the Morishima Lecture will be delivered by Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo.

Abhijit Banerjee is the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2003 he co-founded the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) with Esther Duflo. Abhijit is the author of a large number of articles and four books, including Good Economics for Hard Times, co-authored with Esther Duflo. Banerjee has served on the U.N. Secretary-Generalís 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 ground breaking work in development economics research.

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. Duflo has received numerous academic honors and prizes including the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences (awarded jointly with Abhijit Banerjee and Michael Kremer).

This event is a Morishima Lecture. This lecture series is held in honour of Professor Michio Morishima (1923-2004), Sir John Hicks Professor of Economics at LSE and STICERD's first chairman.

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About the chair

Oriana Bandiera is Sir Anthony Atkinson Professor of Economics and Director of STICERD, LSE.