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Biography of Esther Duflo


PERSONAL
  • Full Name: Esther Duflo
  • Profession: Economist
  • Place of Birth: Paris, France
  • Date of Birth: Wednesday, October 25th, 1972
  • Zodiac: Scorpion
  • Nationality: French
BIOGRAPHY
Esther Duflo
Esther Duflo, a French nationality. Born on October 25, 1972 dai Paris, France. A young economist who is engaged in socio-economic and economic development. Founder Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab engaged in economic development to eradicate poverty. Duflo was appointed as Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Focus on micro-economic research in developing countries, including the behavior of society, education, access to finance, health, and law. Together with his colleague, Abhijit Banarjee, Daan Karlan, John A. List, Michael Kremer, and Sendhil Mullainathan, Duflo get a lot of experience and knowledge in the methodology to discover causal relationships in economics. In April 2011, Duflo released his latest book titled Poor Economics and colleagues, Abhijit Banarjee. The book contains the documentation of their 15 years of experience in research on the impact of poverty.

Duflo received many awards, among others, John Bates Medal she won in 2010 and Calvo-Armengol International Award in the same year. Duflo educational background is a graduate of MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and L'Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. He obtained a PhD in Economics at MIT in 1999. At the age of 29, Duflo successfully got his youngest tenured professor at the university.

The main purpose of Esther Duflo is the creation of justice and prosperity evenly. Esther Duflo known as the inventor of economic development. Awards for his achievements in the field of educational advancement of the economy also came from Foreign Policy magazine as a Top 100 and Top 100 Public Intellectuals Global Thinkers in May, 2008. The Economist also as eight youngest and most influential economists in the world in 2010.

EDUCATION
  • Lycee Henri IV, France
  • L'Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France 1994
  • Master's degree from DELTA, Paris (now, Paris School of Economics) and from L'Ecole Normale Supérieure in 1995
  • PhD in Economics at MIT in 1999
CAREER
  • Founder of the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics
  • Editor's Review of Economics and Statistics and the Journal of Development Economics
  • Become Editorial Committee for the Annual Review of Economics
  • Founder Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab
AWARDS
  • John Bates Medal (2010)
  • Honorary Doctorate from the Université catholique de Louvain (2010)
  • MacArthur Foundation Fellow and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2009)
  • Calvo-Armengol International Prize (2009)
  • Top 100 Public Intellectuals and the Top 100 Global Thinkers Foreign Policy Magazine (May 2008)
  • Top 8 young economists in the world by The Economist (2010)
  • Included in the 100 Most Influential People Magazine Time (2011)
  • Le Monde, Cercle des économistes as a young French economist Best (2005)
  • Elaine Bennett Research Award by the American Economic Association (2002)

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