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Economist Max Roser: Our World in Data

  • Emerson Hall 105, Harvard University (map)

Dr. Max Roser, Research Fellow at the Institute for New Economics at the University of Oxford

With an introduction by Steven Pinker

On my web publication OurWorldInData, I am showing how living conditions around the world are changing. Visualized in graphs and maps, I present the empirical data on global development.

In my talk, I will show how the long-run global trends—improving education, improving health, falling poverty, and declining violence—are interlinked and present a long-term perspective on global development.

Related to this work I also want to explain why I think it is necessary that we communicate empirical research to the public: You cannot possibly understand how living conditions around the world are changing if you just follow the daily news. You need to zoom out to see how the world is changing.

Earlier Event: September 19
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