October 27, 2014 - 7:45AM
October 27, 2014 - 9:00AM

MIT Building E62-550

Lawrence M. Wein

This talk will briefly discuss six projects in the humanitarian sector: (1) allocating food aid for undernutrutioned children using data from a randomized trial in sub-Saharan Africa, (2) allocating food aid for undernutritioned children using data from a nutrition project in Guatemala, (3) analyzing the nutrition-disease nexus in the case of malaria, (4) allocating aid for health interventions to minimize childhood mortality, (5) assessing the impact of U.S.'s failure to use local and regional food procurement on childhood mortality, and (6) deriving individualized biometric identification for India's universal identification program.

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MIT Humanitarian Speaker Series: Lawrence M. Wein, the Jeffrey S. Skoll Professor of Management Science, Stanford University