Yale Speaker Series

  • 14 Sep 2011
  • 6:30 PM - 8:29 PM
  • The Mellon Centre 16 Bedford Square London WC1B 3JA 020 7580 0311


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Please join us for a Yale Club of London Speaker Series event featuring Dr Dean Karlan, Professor of Economics.

How the New Economics is helping to Solve Global Poverty

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011
6:30 - 8:30 pm


The Mellon Centre
16 Bedford Square
London WC1B 3JA
020 7580 0311


£5 (includes wine and snacks)


About the book

When it comes to global poverty, people are passionate and polarised.  At one extreme, some argue that we've spent more then $1 trillion in development aid over the past 50 years and accomplished very little.  At the other extreme, some claim that we've not invested nearly enough.  Research is emerging to show that the right question to as is not whether aid works, but which aid works.  

(You can also read a discussion of the subject in the March/April 2011 YAM.)


About Prof Karlan

Here to discuss his research, his ground-breaking new book, and how to give wisely is Yale Economics Professor Dean Karlan. 

President and founder of Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), a contributor to the Freakonomics blog and a research fellow of the MIT Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, he is also founder and president of StickK.com, a website using principles from behavioral economics to help people reach personal goals. 

His research has been funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Google.org, National Science Foundation, World Bank, and Interamerican Development Bank, among others. 

Karlan has been described as 'clear, precise and engaging' by his students, and in 2007 he received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut, with his wife and children.

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