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Useful savings for warmer weather

Lecture by Esther Duflo, Honorary Doctorate from ULiège


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Dates
03/18/2024
Location
Campus du Sart Tilman - Amphis de l'Europe (Bât. B4)
Boulevard du Rectorat 13
4000 Liège
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Schedule
2:30 to 4:30 p.m
Price
Free, registration required

Esther Duflo, winner of the Nobel Prize for Economics and committed to the fight against poverty, will be at ULiège on March 18 to meet students.

In September 2023, the University of Liège awarded the insignia of Doctor Honoris Causa to three personalities at its Rentrée académique event devoted to the links between Art and Science: Esther Duflo, Aurélien Barrau, Zanele Muholi.

Unable to attend the ceremony, Esther Duflo, economist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, professor in the Department of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and whose work focuses on development economics, poverty, health, education, access to credit and the fight against corruption, will be present at the Université de Liège on Monday March 18.

A unique conference

Esther Duflo is co-founder of J-PAL, a research laboratory dedicated to fighting poverty worldwide. Renowned for her innovative use of experimental methods in development economics, she studies the impact of public policies and social programs on the most disadvantaged populations.

Esther Duflo's words and actions are rooted in the challenges of transition, and she will meet ULiège students with a lecture entitled "Économie utile pour temps plus chauds".

"A useful economy for warmer times

Combating climate change is not just about acquiring the right technology. It's also about changing behaviors and policies. And it's not (just) about the end of the world: it's also about the damage caused, today, mainly to the world's poor.

In this talk, Esther Duflo will discuss the impact of climate change on poor countries, and what we know and don't know about changing behavior and policy. She will also address the question of the financial responsibility of rich countries towards the poorest part of the planet, and propose binding financing mechanisms to meet this responsibility.

Esther Duflo will receive the insignia of Doctor Honoris Causa from our institution.

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