TIME Annual Lectures 2019
The 2019 TIME Annual Lecture was given by Professor Pascaline Dupas, Professor of Economics and Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and co-chair of the Health Sector at MIT's Jameel Poverty Action Lab (JPAL).
Pascaline Dupas is Professor of Economics at Stanford University. She is a development economist seeking to identify interventions and policies that can help reduce global poverty. Her ongoing research include studies of education policy in Ghana, family planning policy in Burkina Faso, digital credit regulation in Malawi, and government subsidized health insurance in India, among others. Dupas joined the Stanford faculty in 2011, after spending two years on the faculty at Dartmouth College and three years at UCLA. She is on the executive committee of the Jameel Poverty Action Lab (JPAL), on the board of directors of the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD), and a Research Associate at the National Bureau for Economic Research (NBER). She is a National Science Foundation CAREER award winner, a Fellow of the Econometric Society, a former Sloan Fellow, and a current Guggenheim Fellow. Dupas studied philosophy and economics as an undergraduate student at the Ecole Normale Superieure (Ulm) in Paris, France. She obtained a PhD in Economics from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris, France) in 2006.
Professor Pascaline Dupas presented on "Improving Health Outcomes for the Bottom Billion: Recent Research Findings and Policy Implications".
Many poor people around the world still do not benefit from essential health products such as vaccines and clean water, and/or lack access to quality care. In this lecture, Pascaline Dupas, Professor of Economics at Stanford University and co-chair of the Health Sector at MIT's Jameel Poverty Action Lab (JPAL) will examine the factors that limit coverage and discuss recent and ongoing research aiming to help identify effective health programs and policies.