Collection highlight: Honorary Doctorates 2019
Today two renowned scientists whose work is of great social value will receive an honorary doctorate during the anniversary festivities on the Dies Natalis of our university. Interested in their work? Check out our selection of their books and articles!
Prof. Esther Duflo
Prof. Esther Duflo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and laureate Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 2019) receives an honorary doctorate by the recommendation of Erasmus School of Economics. Professor Olivier Marie, together with Professor Dinand Webbink honorary promotor, presents this doctorate. Duflo is Professor of Economics, and co-founder and director at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL). A global research centre working to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence. In her research, she seeks to understand the economic lives of the poor, with the aim to help design and evaluate social policies.
Prof. Dani Rodrik
Professor Dani Rodrik (Harvard University) is awarded an honorary doctorate by recommendation of honorary promotor Professor Mansoob Murshed of the International Institute of Social Studies. The Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy has published widely in the areas of economic development, international economics, and political economy. His current research focuses on employment and economic growth, in both developing and advanced economies. Read more
- Straight talk on trade: ideas for a sane world economy (2017)
- Economics rules: the rights and wrongs of the dismal science (2016)
- Towards a better global economy: policy implications for citizens worldwide in the 21st century. (2014)
- The globalization paradox: democracy and the future of the world economy (2011)
- Handbook of development economics (vol. 5) (2010)