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Eminent Development Economists to Visit Kellogg

Elizabeth Lawton • January 22, 2013

Joe KaboskiWorld-renowned economist Michael Kremer will deliver a public lecture, “Health and Development,” on Thursday, January 24 at 4 pm as part of a series of visits to the Kellogg Institute for International Studies in spring 2013 by five distinguished development economists.

Faculty Fellow Joseph Kaboski (right) organized the series, sponsored by the Kellogg Institute, to introduce the campus community to some of the best work being done today in development economics.

“This series is a wonderful chance to put our graduate students and faculty in contact with some of the leading scholars in the field of microeconomic development, offering a great combination of empirical research and applied theory,” says Kaboski.

“Our students will have the rare opportunity to get up to speed on the frontier research of these scholars—and bounce their own ideas off them as well.” 

Kremer is the Gates Professor of Developing Societies in the Department of Economics at Harvard University, and scientific director of Development Innovation Ventures for the US Agency for International Development (USAID). His recent research examines education and health in developing countries, immigration, and globalization.

In the coming months, the Kellogg Institute will welcome four additional scholars to campus:

  • Orazio Attanasio, professor of economics at University College London, is research fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, where he directs the Centre for the Evaluation of Development Policies.

  • Nicholas Bloom, professor of economics at Stanford University, studies the impact of uncertainty shocks, managerial and organizational economics, and innovation and technology.

  • Andy Newman, professor of economics at Boston University, does economic theory related to understanding inequality, including economic development, matching theory, and organizational economics.

  • Mark Rosenzweig, the Frank Altschul Professor of International Economics and director of the Economic Growth Center at Yale University, examines causes and consequences of economic development as well as international migration.

Notre Dame graduate students and faculty will be able to interact with all five distinguished scholars in several settings, including a seminar on advanced topics in microeconomic development.






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