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Esther Duflo, Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Esther Duflo

Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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 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). Duflo has received numerous academic honors and prizes, including the John Bates Clark Medal for best American economist under forty, a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship and, most recently, the 2019 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. In 2011 she was part of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people.