2022 PPE Distinguished Public Lecture with Nobel Prize Winner Esther Duflo
Esther Duflo

February 16, 2022, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Kellogg Center for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, Virginia Tech

United States


Virginia Tech


Co-winner of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics, Professor Esther Duflo, will deliver the 2022 PPE Distinguished Public Lecture at Virginia Tech.

Esther Duflo 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 co-director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab.

Professor Duflo was honored as MacArthur Fellow in 2009, received the John Bates Clark Medal as the best economist under 40 in 2010, and won jointly the Nobel Prize in Economics for her work on poverty alleviation in 2019. Professor Duflo is the youngest person and second woman to win the Nobel Prize in Economics.

At Virginia Tech, Professor Duflo will speak about her recent (co-authored) book, Good Economics for Hard Times, that addresses some of the thorniest social and political problems of our time. 

The virtual lecture will take place on February 16, 2022, from 5-6:30pm (Eastern Time). All faculty, students, and members of the public are welcome to attend this lecture.

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