Members Awarded 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences  By Members Awarded 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences

Manhattan Beach, CA (10/24/19) – congratulates member Esther Duflo, PhD, along with her husband, Abhijit Banerjee, PhD, and Michael Michael Kremer, PhD, for being honored with the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.

Working together for years, Dr. Duflo and Dr. Banerjee of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Dr. Kremer of Harvard University have successfully researched innovative ways to alleviate global poverty. Some examples of their carefully constructed research has been testing ways to increase immunizations among children and tactics to improve education among these populations.

Notably, their research has been hailed by international peers, governments and policy-makers as creative and actionable, providing responsive help to many who live in difficult conditions in developing nations.

As the New York Times stated on 10/14/19, “In studying problems like education deficiencies and child health, the economists search for evidence about which interventions can resolve them, and seek practical ways to bring good treatments to scale.”

Their recognition is the culmination of many years of research and collaborating with countless other academics. Dr. Banerjee and Dr. Duflo also have a new book being published in November 2019. In Good Economics for Hard Times, the professors detail how we can use economics to come up with global solutions to slowing economic growth, a warming climate, immigration and technology challenges.

We are to so proud to have members like these, whose brilliant and practical research affects people’s lives in real-time.  It is inspiring that we can provide a housing resource which helps academics travel and be change agents through their research.

Making the housing piece the easy part of this “exchange of ideas” was the inspiration for founder Nadege Conger when she created in 2000. Conger envisioned the website as a way for scholars to arrange affordable housing and trustworthy tenants while traveling on research leave or sabbatical.

Now, almost twenty years later, is the number one online  directory for academic home rentals, home exchanges, housesitting, and home sharing opportunities on a temporary basis.  Members can search our 7,000+ database of listings in cities across the world to find just the right home to rent or exchange – or the right tenants for their own home.

Today, is still run by the founder and is a thriving hub of home and tenant listings, member resources and travel blogs.

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