Eighth Richard Goode Lecture: Innovation and Economics

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Eighth Richard Goode Lecture: Innovation and Economics

November 30, 2022

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will hold its eighth annual Richard Goode Lecture on November 30, 2022. The Richard Goode Lecture is an annual event to discuss policy issues and debates. It is hosted by the Department of Fiscal Affairs and invites top scholars to present to a wide audience of policy makers, academics and representatives of international organizations.

The theme of this year’s seminar is “Innovation and Economics” presented by Professor Michael Kremer. This conference will be examine the use of field experiences to test and develop policies and products that improve the lives of the poor. It will also discuss the role of institutions in accelerating this process of innovation to effectively select and scale effective development policies.

Professor Kremer is a professor of economics at the University of Chicago and director of the Development Innovation Lab. He is co-winner of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel (Nobel Prize in Economics) 2019, for “the experimental approach to the reduction of poverty in the world”. He is also a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, recipient of a Presidential Faculty Fellowship, and was an Economic Forum Global Young Leader. global. He is co-founder of BREAD, the association of development economists. He earned his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University where he served as the Gates Professor of Developing Societies from 2003 to 2020.

After his presentation, Prof. Kremer and FDMD Gita Gopinath will have a brief conversation on the topic followed by a Q&A session with the audience.

Please send your questions for the speaker to FADRG@imf.org.



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