Jason Kerwin

Applied Economics
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
Twin Cities

Award Year
University Award
McKnight Land-Grant Professorship
Research Title
Using Innovative Programs and Randomized Field Experiments to End Global Poverty

No Monument Location

Despite incredible progress and economic growth over the past fifty years, many parts of the world are still persistently poor. These disparities create a moral imperative to raise living standards in the developing world and tackle the numerous other challenges facing poor countries. Dr. Kerwin answers that call by using randomized experiments and the tools of economics to discover and test solutions to the interlocking set of social and economic problems that keep people poor.