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Professor Esther Duflo FBA

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About this Fellow

The economic lives of households in poor countries: how they make decisions, what constraints they face, and how this should influence the design of policy; and the at-scale evaluation of such policies, mainly using randomized field experiments

Website: http://economics.mit.edu/faculty/eduflo

Appointments

Current post

  • Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics, Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)

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