Gates Professor of Developing Societies in the Department of Economics at Harvard UniversityPersonal Website
Michael Kremer is the Gates Professor of Developing Societies in the Department of Economics at Harvard University and a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship. He co-founded and is currently Scientific Director of USAID’s Development Innovation Ventures, and is USAID’s board representative on the Global Innovation Fund. He conducts research on globalization, incentivizing R&D, education, health, agriculture, and small firms in developing countries. He co-founded Deworm the World, which is currently helping provide deworming medication to 37 million people yearly; helped invent chlorine dispensers, providing safe water to approximately one million people in East Africa; and originated the advance market commitment for pneumococcus vaccine, which has reached 11 million people. He founded World Teach which is helping teach 600,000 pupils each year.