The Center's "Lunch & Learn Series" consists of student-focused events that feature speakers from a variety of disciplines to discuss topics related to global poverty and development.
About the speaker:
Seema Jayachandran is an economics professor at Northwestern University whose research focuses on economic issues in developing countries. Her work explores the determinants of children's health and education; the environment; gender equality; labor markets; and political economy. She is a recipient of a Sloan Research Fellowship and a National Science Foundation Early Career Development grant. She serves as a reviewing editor for Science, co-editor for the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, and associate editor for the Quarterly Journal of Economics and Journal of Economic Perspectives. She is an affiliate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, where she co-directs the Development Economics program, and a board member and chair of the Gender Sector for the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab.
Open to Stanford students