Michael Kremer is University Professor at the University of Chicago, in the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics. Previously he was Gates Professor of Developing Societies in the Department of Economics at Harvard University. He was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. His recent research examines education and health in developing countries, immigration, and globalization. Professor Kremer is the recipient of the 2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel
, awarded jointly with Abhijit Banerjee
and Esther Duflo
"for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty."