Michael Kremer is the Gates Professor of Developing Societies in the Department of Economics at Harvard University and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He is a graduate of Harvard College and received his Ph.D in 1992 from Harvard University. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and a Presidential Faculty Fellowship, and was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
Kremer's recent research examines education and health in developing countries, immigration, and globalization. He founded and was the first executive director of WorldTeach, a non-profit organization which places 360 volunteer teachers annually in developing countries.