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Economist , economics professor

Esther Duflo, French economist, economics professor. Fellow: American Academy Arts and Sciences.


Duflo, Esther was born on October 25, 1972 in France.


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).


  • Other Work

    • Associate editor Journal European Economic Association, 2002-2006, Review Economics & Statistics, 2002-2007, Journal Economic Perspectives, 2004-2007, co-editor Journal Development Economics, 2004-2006, founding editor American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, since 2007, member board editors Annual Review Economics, since 2007. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Fellow: American Academy Arts and Sciences.