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You Can Shake the World: My Ongoing Journey as a Development Economist

a Workshop

Achyuta Adhvaryu

Thursday, 3/21/2019, 1:00pm.   ARCHIVED EVENT

Location: Hatcher Library Gallery, Room 100

This workshop focuses on the work and research of development economist Dr. Achyuta Adhvaryu. While exploring what forces trap people in poverty, attendees will discuss the role the private sector can play in improving the welfare of low-income individuals. Learning about the ways women are marginalized socially and institutionally, participants will consider methods for intervention to unlock economic opportunity for women. Diving deeper, attendees will explore the impacts these interventions have on women and their families. While discussing Dr. Achyuta Adhvaryu's inspiration for choosing his career path, attendees will learn methods to "shake the world" as Gandhi once said. A hands-on wellness activity will be presented by the CEW+ Inspire team to complement this workshop.

The discussion will be followed by a networking reception. Free and open to the public.

Through programming offered under the CEW+Inspire initiative, University of Michigan students, staff, and faculty converge to build coping and resilience skills through mindfulness, the celebration of diverse scholarship, and recognizing the value underserved students bring to the university community.


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Achyuta Adhvaryu is the Arnold M and Linda T Jacob Faculty Fellow, Assistant Professor of Business Economics, Stephen M Ross School of Business; and Faculty Associate, Population Studies Center, Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan.

He pursues a research agenda at the intersection of business economics, development, and health. His current work has focused on understanding determinants of worker productivity and measuring the impacts of interventions that increase productivity while improving key aspects of worker welfare. His work is funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health, the International Growth Centre, the Centre for Economic Policy Research, and the UK Government’s Department For International Development. In addition to this work, he also studies business models for healthcare delivery in very low-income contexts.

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