Joint ISID, GHP and Economics Seminar: Of quacks and crooks: The conundrum of informal health care in India

Event

Peterson Hall Room 116, 3460 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0E6, CA

The Institute for the Study of International Development, McGill Global Health Programs and the Department of Economics are happy to present a special lecture by Dr. Jishnu Das, Lead Economist at the World Bank titled "Of quacks and crooks: The conundrum of informal health care in India".

About Jishnu Das:

Jishnu Das is a Lead Economist in the Development Research Group (Human Development and Public Services Team) at the World Bank and a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Policy Research, New Delhi. Jishnu’s work focuses on the delivery of basic services, particularly health and education. He has worked on the quality of health care, mental health, information in health and education markets, child learning and test-scores and the determinants of trust. His work has been published in leading economics, health and education journals and widely covered in the media and policy forums. In 2011 he was part of the core team on the World Development Report on Gender and Development. He received the George Bereday Award from the Comparative and International Education Society and the Stockholm Challenge Award for the best ICT project in the public administration category in 2006, and the Research Academy award from the World Bank in 2013. He is currently working on long-term projects on health and education markets in India and Pakistan.

Coffee will be served

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