Paul Dudley White International Lecture explores link between poverty, COVID-19 and CVD risk
Internationally acclaimed development economist will present perspectives on global cardiovascular risk reduction.
The effects of economics and COVID-19 on cardiovascular risk will be highlighted by Esther Duflo, PhD, in this year’s Paul Dudley White International Lecture.
Dr. Duflo will deliver her lecture “Laureate, Storytelling and Perspectives for Syndemic and Global Cardiovascular Risk Reduction,” as part of the Main Event on Sunday.
She is the Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics in the Department of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. She’s also co-founder and co-director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab.
Dr. Duflo’s research focuses on understanding the economic lives of people with low incomes with the goal to help design and evaluate social policies. She has received numerous academic honors and awards, including the 2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. She’s also received the Princess of Asturias Award for Social Sciences; A.SK Social Science Award; Infosys Prize; David N. Kershaw Award; and a MacArther Genius Grant Fellowship.
In addition to those recognitions, Dr. Duflo is co-author of Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty, which won the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award in 2011. More recently, she authored Good Economics for Hard Times.
Dr. Duflo is currently editor of the American Economic Review, a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy.