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

  • Campus de Alta Capacidad

    Fecha de inicio: 07/07/2024

    Una iniciativa que tiene como objetivo principal desarrollar al máximo el potencial de jóvenes de edades comprendidas entre los 10 y los 18 años acreditados como «de alta capacidad».

  • Workshop From Science to Society

    Fecha de inicio: 22/09/2024

    La Fundación Rafael del Pino junto con al Club de Científicos (Becarios de Excelencia Rafael del Pino) organizan el FS2S: Translating today’s research into tomorrow’s solutions

  • Programa A History of the World. Jeremy Adelman

    Fecha de inicio: 20/09/2024

    Este curso, dirigido a jóvenes entre 17 y 25 años, invita a conocer y profundizar en la historia del mundo para entender cómo estamos conectados en el mundo globalizado en el que vivimos.

  • Programa Ética de la Inteligencia Artificial. Carissa Véliz

    Fecha de inicio: 28/10/2024

    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.