The Centre for Policy Research and the ASER Centre are delighted to host
Lant Pritchett, RISE Research Director at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford
About the lecture:
Youth are being launched into the 21st Century with barely 19th Century Skills. Lant Pritchett will be talking about how unless the schooling system becomes the education system, the promise of education will remain unfulfilled in India.
Please register for the event here.
About the speaker:
Lant Pritchett is a development economist from Idaho. He graduated from BYU in 1983 and from MIT with a PhD in Economics in 1988. He worked with the World Bank from 1988 to 2007, living in Indonesia from 1998-2000 and India from 2004-2007. Lant taught at the Harvard Kennedy School from 2000 to 2018 where he was, at times, the Faculty Chair of the MPA/ID Degree program. He has published over a hundred books, journal articles, working papers with over fifty different co-authors and has over 38,000 citations on development topics from education to economic growth, state capability, labour mobility and more. He is currently affiliated with Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government.