Esther 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 codirector 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. Professor Esther Duflo’s first degrees were in history and economics from Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris. She subsequently received a Ph.D. in Economics from MIT in 1999. Duflo has received numerous academic honors and prizes including the Princess of Asturias Award for Social Sciences (2015), the A.SK Social Science Award (2015), Infosys Prize (2014), the David N. Kershaw Award (2011), a John Bates Clark Medal (2010), and a MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellowship (2009). With Abhijit Banerjee, she wrote Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty, which won the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award in 2011 and has been translated into more than 17 languages. Duflo is the Editor of the American Economic Review, a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy.

Programas y seminarios destacados

  • Ética de la Inteligencia Artificial. Carissa Véliz

    Fecha de inicio: 04/03/2024

    Este curso nos ayudará a comprender la "realidad digital" que vivimos. Un enfoque práctico y constructivo, ofreciendo posibles soluciones a los desafíos éticos generados por la IA.

  • Workshop on Journalism and Communication in the Digital Age

    Fecha de inicio: 18/03/2024

    El objetivo de este programa es ofrecer una visión actualizada de las nuevas tendencias tecnológicas y socioeconómicas para el presente y futuro del periodismo y la comunicación.

  • Workshop on the Future of Government

    Fecha de inicio: 8/04/2024

    El objetivo de este programa es ofrecer ofrecer una visión actualizada de las nuevas tendencias tecnológicas y sociales que afectarán al futuro de la política y la gobernanza.

  • Frontiers of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

    Fecha de inicio: 10/06/2024

    El objetivo de este programa es analizar los últimos avances en el campo de la innovación y el emprendimiento desde una perspectiva multisectorial.