Nobel laureate and renowned economist Esther Duflo will deliver the 17th edition of UNCTAD’s prestigious Raúl Prebisch Lecture online on 15 June.
The lecture entitled “Good economics for hard times” will focus on how countries can better address pressing socioeconomic challenges and ensure an inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ms. Duflo, the Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will deliver the lecture during the second edition of the United Nations Trade Forum to be held on 14 and 15 June.
The forum is among the pre-events leading to UNCTAD’s quadrennial ministerial conference scheduled to take place online from 3 to 7 October, hosted by Barbados.
“We are delighted to welcome Ms. Duflo to deliver this year’s lecture. Her seminal work has helped improve the economic lives of the poor through better policies. Her lecture will be an outstanding addition to the global dialogue on forging socioeconomic solutions that benefit people more equally,” UNCTAD Acting Secretary-General Isabelle Durant said.