Thursday, December 19, 2013

Michael Kremer, Harvard University, to Speak at T.W. Schultz Memorial Lecture at the 2014 ASSA Annual Meeting

Michael Kremer of Harvard University will be the guest speaker for the T.W. Schultz Memorial Lecture at the 2014 ASSA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA. He will be speaking on Joint Liability, Asset Collateralization, and Credit Access. The lecture will take place on January 03, 2014 at 5:00 pm at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Regency Ballroom B. The Schultz Lecture is free for all ASSA attendees. The event will not include dinner, but a free reception will take place after the lecture.

Michael Kremer is the Gates Professor of Developing Societies in the Department of Economics at Harvard University and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and a Presidential Faculty Fellowship, and was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Kremer’s recent research examines education and health, water, and agriculture in developing countries.  In 2006, Scientific American named him one of the 50 researchers of the year. He helped develop the advance market commitment (AMC) for vaccines to stimulate private investment in vaccine research and the distribution of vaccines for diseases in the developing world. He is a co-founder of Deworm the World, which promotes school-based deworming in the developing world, and is president of its board.  In the fall of 2010 he became the founding Scientific Director of Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) at USAID. Dr. Kremer received his PhD in Economics from Harvard University.

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