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K-State Today

September 15, 2017



Dean Karlan to present economics lecture on the fight against poverty

By Ross Milton

Dean Karlan, professor of economics and finance at Northwestern University, will present "Pragmatic Optimism in the Fight Against Poverty: Lessons From Economic and Behavioral Interventions" at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, in 1066 Rathbone Hall.

The lecture is hosted by the economics department and Economics Club and is free and open to all.

Karlan also is president and founder of Innovations for Poverty Action, a nonprofit organization dedicated to discovering and promoting solutions to global poverty problems, and working to scale-up successful ideas through implementation and dissemination to policymakers, practitioners, investors and donors.

Karlan co-authored "More Than Good Intentions: How a New Economics is Helping to Solve Global Poverty" in 2011 and "Failing in the Field" in 2016. Among his many honors include a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.