Michael Kremer to deliver 2022 Richard Goode lecture at IMF

Chicago economist Michael Kremer is set to deliver this year’s Richard Goode lecture at the International Monetary Fund.

The theme of the presentation is “innovation and economics”, and will examine the use of field experiments to test and develop policies and products that improve the lives of the poor.

Kremer is a professor of economics at the University of Chicago and director of that institution’s development innovation lab. He was a joint winner of the 2019 Nobel Prize in economics, and is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship. He received his PhD in economics from Harvard University, where he was the Gates professor of developing societies from 2003 to 2020.

The Richard Goode lecture is held annually by the IMF’s fiscal affairs department. It calls on top academics to present in front of a broad audience of policymakers, academics and representatives from international organizations.

This year’s lecture will take place on Nov. 30.