The 2019 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences, Michael Kremer: “An experimental approach to alleviate poverty”

time and place

Thursday 12 December 2019, 15:00–16:00
Finlandshuset, Snickarbacken 4, Stockholm

The Nobel Prize Museum and SNS have the honour to welcome Professor Michael Kremer, who has been awarded the 2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, to a seminar.

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2019 was awarded jointly to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.

The research conducted by this year’s Laureates has already helped in alleviating global poverty and has great potential to further improve the lives of the most impoverished people on the planet. In just two decades, their new experiment-based approach has transformed development economics, which is now a flourishing field of research.

At the seminar, Professor Kremer will give an overview of the research area and discuss implications for policy.

The seminar is a collaboration between the Nobel Prize Museum and SNS and is part of the seminar series IIES/SNS International Policy Talks.

The seminar will be held in English.


Michael Kremer, Gates Professor of Developing Societies in the Department of Economics at Harvard University and the 2019 co-recipient of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.

The seminar will be moderated by Martina Björkman Nyqvist, Associate Professor, Stockholm School of Economics and an affiliated researcher with J-Pal (Jameel Poverty Action Lab). Her work focuses on health and education in developing countries.

Time and venue

Thursday 12 december at 15:00-16:00, Finlandshuset, Snickarbacken 4, Stockholm, in the room Sibelius. Registration with coffee from 14:30.


For questions, please contact Agnes Gunnarsson, Project Manager,


The meeting is free of charge and by invitation only. The number of seats is limited.