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Michael Kremer

Michael Kremer

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Michael Kremer, a 2019 Nobel laureate in economics, is University Professor in Economics at the University of Chicago, Director of the Development Innovation Lab, and Scientific Director of Development Innovation Ventures.

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  1. Throwing Good Money After Good
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    Throwing Good Money After Good

    Jun 20, 2023 Esther Duflo & Michael Kremer tout the performance of new social innovation funds they helped establish in the United States and France.

  2. The Disastrous Neglect of Neglected Tropical Diseases
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    The Disastrous Neglect of Neglected Tropical Diseases

    May 24, 2021 Michael Kremer & Edward Miguel criticize the UK government's decision to slash funding for lethal but easily treatable infections.

  3. Building Forward with Digital Agriculture
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    Building Forward with Digital Agriculture

    Jul 3, 2020 Michael Kremer & Gilbert F. Houngbo see four ways in which boosting technology investments can pay off for the world's poorest rural communities.

  4. Everyone Wins from Vaccine Cooperation
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    Everyone Wins from Vaccine Cooperation

    May 14, 2020 Susan Athey, et al. argue that by pooling resources and risks internationally, all countries will benefit in four ways.

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    Can Private Hospitals Increase Access to Health Care in Developing Countries?

    Titir Bhattacharya & Tanika Chakraborty show how innovative insurance schemes can help low- and middle-income economies achieve universal coverage.
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    Tracking Ukraine’s Reconstruction Funds

    Wolfgang Fengler & Vladyslav Rashkovan show how digital tools can streamline the process, improve transparency, and provide accountability.
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    Slovakia’s Anti-Democratic Government Is Doubling Down

    Soňa Muzikárová warns that the assassination attempt in May has led the government to double down on illiberal reforms.
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    D-Day and the Threat of Total War

    Robert Skidelsky

    After eight decades of relative peace, the world is once again dividing into hostile economic and geopolitical blocs. The 80th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy offers a valuable opportunity to reflect on the principles we are willing to defend and the sacrifices we are prepared to make.

    thinks understanding the causes and consequences of past global conflicts is crucial to preventing another one.
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    The Dangers of a US Capital Inflow Tax

    Maurice Obstfeld worries that a little-known, highly costly method of deficit reduction is gaining political traction.
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    Europe’s Green Transition Requires More Skilled Workers

    Julie Beaufils urges policymakers to boost the attractiveness of technical vocations by expanding access to apprenticeships.
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    A Monetary and Economic Order Fit for the Twenty-First Century

    Ulrich Volz, et al. identify eight priorities to build a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable global financial architecture.
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    Putting Africa on the Path to Prosperity

    Mohamed Ould Ghazouani & Ajay Banga

    Creating a world free of poverty on a livable planet hinges on boosting growth and creating jobs in Africa. At this week's G7 summit, leaders must focus on how they can help African countries achieve these goals, which will require a strategy based on five key priorities.

    urge the G7 to focus on the continent’s future, and on five priorities in particular, at this week’s summit.
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    Anatomy of a Massacre

    Shlomo Ben-Ami considers what the 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus can and cannot teach us about preventing genocide.

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