Michael Kremer

He is the Gates Professor of Developing Societies in the Department of Economics at Harvard University. 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. His 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. He is the founding Scientific Director of Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) at USAID. He has published numerous articles and books, including Strong Medicine: Creating Incentives for Pharmaceutical Research on Neglected Diseases (with R. Glennerster), Princeton University Press (2016); Small Changes, Big Results: Behavioral Economics at Work in poor Countries, Boston Review (2011).


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Paying for health and prevention

introduced by Alessandro Barbera To what extent should health services be paid for in developing countries? Many...