Northwestern University

Jan
31
Tue 5:00 PM

More than Good Intentions: How a New Economics is Helping to Solve Global Poverty

When: Tuesday, January 31, 2012
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM  

Where: 1902 Sheridan Road  
Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public

Costs: Open to the public: Free

Contact: Nicole Patel   +1 847 467 0844  

Group: Center for Global Engagement

Co-sponsor(s): Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies

Category: Academic

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Dean Karlan is a professor of economics at Yale University and a research fellow at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is president and founder of Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) a non-profit organization dedicated to creating and evaluating solutions to social and international development problems.

Karlan's research has been funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Alfred B. Sloan Foundation, Google.org, National Science Foundation, World Bank, and Interamerican Development Bank, among others. In 2007, he received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

Karlan will give a lecture based on his recent book, "More than Good Intentions: How a New Economics is Helping to Solve Global Poverty."

Part of the Center for Global Engagement (CGE) International Development Series.

 

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