Women in Economics: Esther Duflo
CEPR is working in partnership with UBS to celebrate contributions of women in economics, with a series of portraits and video interviews on a dedicated website.
The second economist to be featured in the series is Esther Duflo, Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics and co-founder and co-director of the J-PAL at MIT.
Author of the influential book Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty , she has won various awards including a John Bates Clark Medal, awarded to economists under the age of 40 who have made important contributions to the field.
Esther is joint winner of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, the second woman and youngest person to have acheived this.
You can find a list of all Esther Duflo's CEPR Discussion Papers here, including:
- The Economist as Plumber
- E-governance, Accountability, and Leakage in Public Programs: Experimental Evidence from a Financial Management Reform in India
- Can Iron-Fortified Salt Control Anemia? Evidence from Two Experiments in Rural Bihar
- Under the Thumb of History? Political Institutions and the Scope for Action
- Job placement and displacement: Evidence from a randomised experiment
- Do not rely on bankers
- Can political affirmative action reduce gender bias?
- Does mass media influence voters? Evidence from the US
She also writes for our Development Economics portal, VoxDev
The CEPR/UBS video portraits of Esther Duflo, as well as those of all the other economists featured in the series, are available on our YouTube channel here
This programme shines a light on quality research and policymaking from female leaders in their field. "Women in Economics" will feature videos of prominent researchers discussing their work and insights. The content is designed to appeal to non-expert audiences as well as those with a deeper understanding of economics.
Founded on the UBS “Nobel Perspectives” concept, where, since 2015, UBS has been documenting the lives and work of Nobel Prize-winning economists, this partnership will highlight great economic minds and showcase the outstanding contributions they are making. The aspiration is to underline women’s contributions to the field of economics and inspire future generations.