2nd Annual Richard Goode Lecture:                                 Esther Duflo: “The Economist as Plumber: Laying the Pipes, Fixing the Leaks” 

Washington, DC, HQ2 Conference Hall 1
Tuesday, November 8 

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will hold its second annual Richard Goode Lecture at its headquarters in Washington, DC on November 8, 2016. The Richard Goode Lecture is as an annual event to anticipate and discuss policy issues and debates. It is hosted by the Fiscal Affairs Department and calls on top academics to contribute in front of a broad audience of policy makers, academics, and representatives from international organizations.

The theme of this year’s seminar is “The Economist as Plumber: Laying the Pipes, Fixing the Leaks” presented by Professor Esther Duflo. After her presentation, Duflo and MD Christine Lagarde will discuss the topic.

The lecture is by invitation only. Invited attendees will be required to present photo identification on entering the IMF at 1900 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.  


Tuesday, November 8, 2016
10:00-10:10 a.m.

Welcome Remarks by Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, IMF

10:10–10:55 a.m.

Presentation:  "The Economist as Plumber: Laying the Pipes, Fixing the Leaks"

Professor Esther Duflo, MIT


10:55–11:10 a.m.

Conversation between Christine Lagarde and Esther Duflo

11:10 – 11:30 a.m.

Audience Q&A