Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee is the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2003 he co-founded the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) with Esther Duflo and Sendhil Mullainathan, and he remains one of the Lab’s Directors. Banerjee is a past president of the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development, a Research Associate of the NBER, a CEPR research fellow, International Research Fellow of the Kiel Institute, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Econometric Society. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow, an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow and a winner of the Infosys Prize. Banerjee is co-recipient of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics for his work in development economics research.
Our call for papers is now open until January 31, 2021. We encourage research submissions in both psychology and economics, relevant to the psychology of poverty. Interested speakers should submit a 100-300 word summary, along with either an extended abstract or paper draft. Suggested topics include:
Please follow the link at right to submit a paper and/or register to attend. We encourage attendance by interested faculty, PhD students, researchers, implementing partners, and policymakers. Selected speakers will be notified by February 15, after which we will share a detailed agenda. In the meantime, you can review the agenda and slides from our 2019 PEP Convening here.
CEGA’s Psychology and Economics of Poverty (PEP) Collaborative hosted its second annual convening on Friday, May 17th, 2019 at UC Berkeley. Faculty and graduate students from the disciplines of psychology and economics shared research advancing our understanding of the causes and consequences...
CEGA’s Psychology and Economics of Poverty (PEP) Collaborative hosted its first annual convening on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 at UC Berkeley. Researchers within the disciplines of psychology and economics are each making important strides to advance our understanding of the causes and...
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