Diploma in History and Economics, École Normale Supérieure, Paris, 1994. Master of Arts in Economics, Paris Graduate School Economics, Statistics & Finance, 1995. Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999.
Doctor (honorary), Catholic University Leuven, Belgium, 2010.
Assistant professor economics Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999—2001, Castle Krob Career Development associate professor economics, 2001—2004, co-founder, director Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, since 2003, professor economics, 2004—2005, Abdul Latif Jameel professor poverty alleviation & development economics, since 2005. International chair 'Knowledge Against Poverty' College de France, 2008—2009. Board directors Bureau Research & Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD).
Fellow: American Academy Arts and Sciences.