Monday, November 5, 2018


Esther Duflo: Science Against Poverty: From Action Research to Large-scale Change

Esther Duflo, the Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, delivered the 2018 Gruber Distinguished Lecture in Global Justice on October 22.

Duflo’s lecture “Science Against Poverty: From Action Research to Large-scale Change” discussed how randomized trials have moved from the evaluation of “proof of concept” strategies to tools to guide policy-making, and how this has changed policy-making in developing countries for the better.