Williams Professor Owen Ozier to Speak on Improving Learning Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., March 22, 2021—Associate Professor of Economics at Williams College Owen Ozier’s research interests include health, education and economic decisions in Sub-Saharan Africa. These areas will be the focus of his free lecture to be held online on Thursday, March 25, from 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Please use the following link below to join the webinar:

https://williams.zoom.us/j/93167141864?pwd=SUt4QmRFeFZUV2ZsVzMvWWYrb0xoZz09 Passcode: 376899

Ozier joined the faculty at Williams College after nine years in the World Bank’s Development Research Group. He received his M.Eng. and B.S. degrees in electrical engineering and computer science and in brain and cognitive sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California at Berkeley.

His work has been covered by The Economist and on National Public Radio; his peer-reviewed research has been published in the Review of Economic Studies, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Human Resources, and other economics journals. He has also published recent work in leading child development journals, including Developmental Science and Early Childhood Research Quarterly. His published and current research projects include studies in Kenya, Nigeria and Rwanda.

The Faculty Lecture Series was founded in 1911 by Catherine Mariotti Pratt, the spouse of a faculty member who wanted to “relieve the tedium of long New England winters with an opportunity to hear Williams professors talk about issues that really mattered to them.” From these humble and lighthearted beginnings, the Faculty Lecture Series has grown to become an important forum for tenured professors to share their latest research with the larger intellectual community of the college.

The Faculty Lecture Series is organized by the faculty members of the Lecture Committee. The aim of the series is to present big ideas beyond disciplinary boundaries. The final lecture in the series will be offered on April 1, beginning at 4:15 p.m.

For more information, visit the events calendar on the Williams College website at events.williams.edu.

Published March 22, 2021