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How do we End Poverty Cost-Effectively?: Rachel Glennerster

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Any economist can tell you that whatever we do, we can’t rely on unlimited resources. Fortunately, Dr Rachel Glennerster is not just any economist.

Dr Glennerster started her career at HM treasury and the International Monetary Fund. She has devoted her time to finding cost-effective ways to alleviate global poverty. As Executive Director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab at MIT , Dr. Glennerster helped establish the Deworm the World Initiative, a GiveWell-recommended charity which assists in deworming millions of children a year. Now Chief Economist of the Department for International Development in the UK, Dr. Glennerster is aiming to help DFID make effective use of evidence to in the design of its programs and in its advice to governments in the “global south.”

She has co-authored the books Strong Medicine: Creating Incentives for Pharmaceutical Research on Neglected Diseases, and Running Randomized Evaluations: A Practical Guide.

Come along to see how academics can help fight poverty directly through their research. This talk will be of special interest to economists. As always, both students and non-students are welcome.

This talk is part of the EA: Cambridge series.

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