Esther Duflo

Esther Duflo is the Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics in the Department of Economics at MIT and a founder and director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), a research network specializing in randomized evaluations of social programs, which won the BBVA Foundation "Frontier of Knowledge" award in the development cooperation category. Duflo is an NBER Research Associate, serves on the board of the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD), and is Director of the Center of Economic Policy Research's development economics program. Her research focuses on microeconomic issues in developing countries, including household behavior, education, access to finance, health and policy evaluation.

More info: http://economics.mit.edu/faculty/eduflo

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Foundations of Development Policy (edX)

Using economic theory and data analysis, explore the economic lives of the poor, and the ways to design and implement effective development policy. In this course, we will study the different facets of human development in topics such as education, health, gender, the family, land relations, risk, informal and [...]
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Data Analysis for Social Scientists (edX)

Learn methods for harnessing and analyzing data to answer questions of cultural, social, economic, and policy interest. This statistics and data analysis course will introduce you to the essential notions of probability and statistics.
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The Challenges of Global Poverty (edX)

A course for those who are interested in the challenge posed by massive and persistent world poverty. This is a course for those who are interested in the challenge posed by massive and persistent world poverty, and are hopeful that economists might have something useful to say about this [...]
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Data Analysis in Social Science—Assessing Your Knowledge (edX)

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Learn the methods for harnessing and analyzing data to answer questions of cultural, social, economic, and policy interest, and then assess that knowledge-- Part of the MITx MicroMasters program in Statistics and Data Science. This course consists of an assessment that tests your knowledge on the course content from [...]
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