Michael Kremer

Nobel Laureate in Economics and Gates Professor of Developing Societies

Michael Kremer is the Gates Professor of Developing Societies in the Department of Economics at Harvard University. He is the joint winner of Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel (Economics Nobel Prize) 2019, alongside Esther Duflo and Abhijit V. Banerjee for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.

Kremers’s work focuses on innovation, including in education, health, water, finance and agriculture in developing countries; he has also done work in the application of behavioural economics, and political economy to development economics issues.

An innovator and social entrepreneur, Kremer remains active in translating his academic work into programs that have impacted millions of lives around the world. Drawing on his work on school-based deworming, he co-founded Deworm the World. As part of Evidence Action, it now brings deworming to over 150 million children annually.

He is a co-founder and board member of Precision Agriculture for Development, which leverages digital technology to improve productivity and incomes for small-holder farmers in developing countries.