Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee will be giving this lecture to celebrate the legacy and work of Professor Sir Arthur Lewis.
The recent pandemic has highlighted the importance of communicating reliable information to very large populations who are all exposed to multiple other sources of information and misinformation. The talk will review what is known about the proper design of communication strategies—who to inform, how much information, through what means.
Meet our speaker and chair
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 fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Econometric Society. He is a winner of the Infosys Prize a co-recipient of the 2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for his work in development economics research.
Maitreesh Ghatak is Professor of Economics at LSE, a Fellow of the British Academy and directs the Development Economics programme at STICERD.
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