Michael Kremer

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Position Title
Gates Professor of Developing Societies in the Department of Economics, Harvard University

Unit
MRR Innovation Lab Principal Investigator

Bio

Michael Kremer is the Gates Professor of Developing Societies in the Department of Economics at Harvard University. He is the 2019 co-recipient of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and a Presidential Faculty Fellowship, and was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

Kremer’s recent research examines education, health, water, and agriculture in developing countries. He has been named as one of Scientific American’s 50 researchers of the year, and has won awards for his work on health economics, agricultural economics, and on Latin America. He helped develop the advance market commitment (AMC) for vaccines to stimulate private investment in vaccine research and the distribution of vaccines for diseases in the developing world.  In the fall of 2010 he became the founding Scientific Director of Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) at USAID. He is a board member or adviser to several non-profit organizations, including Precision Agriculture for Development, WorldTeach and Evidence Action. Kremer received his PhD in Economics from Harvard University.