Michael Kremer

Harvard University

Michael Kremer is Gates Professor of Developing Societies in the department of economics at Harvard University and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. He is fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and a Presidential Faculty Fellowship. His recent research examines education and health in developing countries, immigration, and globalization.

Kremer is the author, with Rachel Glennerster, of Strong Medicine: Creating Incentives for Pharmaceutical Research on Neglected Diseases (2004). His articles have been published in journals including the American Economic Review, Econometrica, and the Quarterly Journal of Economics. He previously served as a teacher in Kenya. He founded and in1986–89 was the first executive director of WorldTeach, a nonprofit organization that annually places more than 200 volunteer teachers in developing countries.

Michael Kremer is an Ethics and Debt Project participant.