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Eighth Richard Goode Lecture: Innovation, Experimentation, and Economics

November 30, 2022

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will hold its eighth annual Richard Goode Lecture on November 30, 2022. The Richard Goode Lecture is an annual event to discuss policy issues and debates. It is hosted by the Fiscal Affairs Department and calls on top academics to present in front of a broad audience of policy makers, academics, and representatives from international organizations.

The theme of this year’s seminar is “Innovation, Experimentation, and Economics” presented by Professor Michael Kremer. This lecture will examine the design of institutions to accelerate innovation and shape it to meet human needs. It will also discuss the use of field experiments as an effective tool to test and develop new policies and products that address key development challenges.  

Professor Kremer is a Professor of Economics at University of Chicago and Director of the Development Innovation Lab.  He is a joint winner of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel (Economics Nobel Prize) 2019, for the “experimental approach to alleviating global poverty”. He is also a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, a Member of the National Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a recipient of a Presidential Faculty Fellowship, and was a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. He is a co-founder of BREAD, the association of development economists. He received his PhD in Economics from Harvard University where he was the Gates Professor of Developing Societies from 2003 to 2020.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022
9:30 AM     

Welcome remarks by Gita Gopinath, First Deputy Managing Director, IMF

9:35 AM 

Lecture by Professor Kremer, University of Chicago

10:20 AM

Discussion between Gita Gopinath and Professor Kremer

10:40 AM

Audience Q & A

Questions for the speaker can be sent before or during the event to