Plenary session
Implications of COVID-19 for the extreme poor in low-income countries

In this keynote address, Professor Oriana Bandiera presents new research on the differences in productivity between rich and poor countries, and the implications of COVID-19 for the extreme poor in low-income countries.


Oriana Bandiera | Keynote

Oriana BandieraOriana Bandiera is the Sir Anthony Atkinson Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, and a fellow of the British Academy, the Econometric Society, CEPR, BREAD and IZA.  She is co-editor of Econometrica, vice-president of the European Economic Association, and director of the Gender, Growth and Labour Markets in Low-Income Countries (G²LM|LIC) programme.  She serves on the council of the Econometric Society, on board of the International Growth Centre and as vice-president of the Collegio Carlo Alberto. Her research focuses on how monetary incentives and social relationships interact to shape individual choices within organisations, how this shapes labor markets, the allocation of talent and, ultimately, living standards. Her research has been awarded the IZA Young Labor Economist Prize(2008), the Carlo Alberto Medal (2011), the Ester Boserup Prize (2018), the  Yrjö Jahnsson Award (2019) and the Arrow Award (2021). At the LSE she teaches the undergraduate Development Economics course, for which she won a Student Union Award in 2020.