The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2019 was awarded jointly to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.

The research conducted by this year’s Laureates has already helped in alleviating global poverty and has great potential to further improve the lives of the most impoverished people on the planet. In just two decades, their new experiment-based approach has transformed development economics, which is now a flourishing field of research.

At the seminar, Professor Kremer will give an overview of the research area and discuss implications for policy.

The seminar is a collaboration between Nobel Prize Museum and SNS and is part of the seminar series IIES/SNS International Policy Talks.

The seminar will be held in English.



Michael Kremer, Gates Professor of Developing Societies in the Department of Economics at Harvard University and the 2019 co-recipient of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.

The seminar will be moderated by Martina Björkman Nyqvist, Associate Professor, Stockholm School of Economics and an affiliated researcher with J-Pal (Jameel Poverty Action Lab). Her work focuses on health and education in developing countries.


Registration with coffee from 14:30. The meeting starts at 15:00. NOTE! The seminar is not held in SNS’s usual address because they are renovating their premises.