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Michael Kremer    

Co-Recipient of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics; Gates Professor of Developing Societies in the Economics Department at Harvard

Michael Kremer is the Gates Professor of Developing Societies in the Department of Economics at Harvard University. In 2019, Kremer was a co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences along with Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo. They won the prestigious award for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.

He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and a Presidential Faculty Fellowship, and was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

Kremer’s research examines education, health, water and agriculture in developing countries. He has been named as one of Scientific American’s 50 researchers of the year and has won awards for his work on health economics, agricultural economics and Latin America.

He helped develop the advance market commitment (AMC) for vaccines to stimulate private investment in vaccine research and the distribution of vaccines for diseases in the developing world. In the fall of 2010 he became the founding Scientific Director of Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) at USAID.

Kremer received his PhD in Economics from Harvard University. He is a member of the board of Precision Agriculture for Development.

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Nobel Prize economics 2019 goes to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo ...

Stockholm — The 2019 Nobel Prize in economics was awarded Monday to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer for pioneering new ways to ...

Nobel Prize in economics: Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and ...

A trio of economists were awarded the Nobel Prize on Monday for their work to alleviate global poverty. Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer ...

Pioneers in Poverty Alleviation Share the Nobel in Economics - The ...

Economists Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, both of M.I.T., and Harvard's Michael Kremer have spent more than 20 years helping to revolutionize the way that ...

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