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Michael R. Kremer

Gates Professor of Developing Societies

Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution; Member of Faculty Kennedy School of Government (on leave 2013-2014)

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Littauer Center 207
(617) 495-9145
(617) 495-7730
Department of Economics
1805 Cambridge Street Littauer Center 207
Cambridge, MA 02138

Websites: Harvard Scholar Website

Michael Kremer is the Gates Professor of Developing Countries and Professor of Economics at Harvard University and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. His recent research includes work on the evaluation of health and educational programs in developing countries; incentives for research and development on malaria, tuberculosis, HIV, and other diseases affecting developing countries; and sovereign debt. He is the co-author with Rachel Glennerster of Strong Medicine: Creating Incentives for Pharmaceutical Research on Neglected Diseases (2004) and "Use of Randomization in the Evaluation of Development Effectiveness," (with Esther Duflo), Proceedings of the Conference on Evaluating Development Effectiveness, July 15-16, 2003, the World Bank Operations Evaluation Department (OED) Washington, D.C. His articles have been published in economics journals including the American Economic Review, Econometrica, and the Quarterly Journal of Economics.

Professor Kremer received his A.B. from Harvard University in 1985, and his Ph.D., also from Harvard, in 1992. He previously served as a teacher in Kenya. He founded and was the first executive director of WorldTeach, a non-profit organization that places one hundred volunteer teachers annually in developing countries (1986-1989). He is a recipient of a MacArthur "genius" fellowship and a Presidential Faculty Fellowship.