Upon the announcement that Dr. Michael Kremer is the joint winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics for 2019, along with Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee, Princeton University Press would like to extend our congratulations. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel to the researchers for their “experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.”
Dr. Kremer is the Gates Professor of Developing Societies in the Department of Economics at Harvard University, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and a Presidential Faculty Fellowship, and was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Princeton University Press published his book, coauthored with Rachel Glennerster, Strong Medicine: Creating Incentives for Pharmaceutical Research on Neglected Diseases, which proposed a solution for addressing disparities in vaccine research and development.
According to Princeton University Press Director Christie Henry, “As a mission-driven press committed to publishing works that explore and challenge global inequality, we are grateful for the collaboration we enjoyed with Dr. Kremer and join many in celebrating this recognition of his inspired work toward alleviating global poverty.”
A leading global publisher in the field of economics, Princeton University Press is honored to be able to count Dr. Kremer’s critical research as part of our list.
Kremer joins a number of other Princeton University Press authors who have been awarded Nobel Prizes.