Esther Duflo Is Now Officially a Genius

Congratulations to MIT economist Esther Duflo who brings home a MacArthur Genius grant!

Also honored was my old friend John Rogers, a physicist doing fascinating applied work on flexible electronic devices who was in the Society of Fellows with me.

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  1. Sean M. Brown says:

    Congratulations indeed! Here’s a video of a talk she gave at MIT Tech Day ’06,

    “Fighting Poverty: What Works? The Work of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab at MIT”

    http://mitworld.mit.edu/video/375

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  2. Devika says:

    Congratulations to both Esther and John!

    I truly admire Esther Duflo. As a woman in my mid-20′s, it’s inspiring to see such a remarkable person not only accomplish the things she has in a relatively short career, but also to see her being acknowledged for those contributions.

    PS: Flexible electronic devices = Coolest sci-fi turned real life technology of the year!

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  3. DaveMt says:

    Flexible electronic devices have been around for at least a decade; no genius there. The video clip alluded to his work with the brain, which is the more exciting part.

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