Esther Duflo: Nobel Prize banquet speech

Economist Esther Duflo, the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Economics, and co-founder and co-director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab gives a banquet speech at the Nobel Prize ceremonies in 2019. “Today, I am also proud to represent women, and in particular women in economics. Tellingly, Elinor Ostrom, the only other woman before me also relied on field work and studied what we can learn from poorer societies, from Nepal to Indonesia. I don’t think this is an accident. Development is one field of economics that has its fair share of women."