June 15, 2011
Media Coverage
A review and book extract from Poor Economics.
June 14, 2011
Media Coverage
Alan Hudson, Governance Adviser at ONE reviews More Than Good Intentions and Poor Economics.
June 08, 2011
Media Coverage
Planet Money talks to Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo about Poor Economics.
June 06, 2011
Media Coverage
You've heard of the Keynesians, the monetarists, the behaviouralists. Well, now meet the randomistas.
June 06, 2011
Media Coverage
The authors of a new book that looks at ways to reduce poverty around the world (and whether they work) have suggested one possible reason why the microcredit model may not be creating more entrepreneurs: It rewards cautiousness.
June 06, 2011
Media Coverage
A radical new explanation from psychologists.
June 03, 2011
External Coverage
"In recent years, a number of private foundations and organizations have launched ambitious initiatives to support promising entrepreneurs in developing countries, on both a for-profit and not-for-profit basis."
June 01, 2011
Media Coverage
"This book is a gem. Anyone serious about aid, philanthropy, or impact investing should read it, maybe a couple of times."
May 31, 2011
External Coverage
Esther Duflo at the World Bank's Development Economics lecture series.Â
May 31, 2011
Media Coverage
Today on the Brian Lehrer Show,Esther Duflo, professor of poverty alleviation and development economics at MIT, and Abhijit Banerjee, International Professor of Economics at MIT, talked about the complicated nature of poverty and how understanding poverty contributes to better policy.
May 31, 2011
Media Coverage
"What Amazon.com and Netflix can teach us about fighting poverty." Unfortunately, the word "poor" has lots of opposites, and not all of them have to do directly with money. "Healthy," "well-educated," "having access of clean water," and "nourished" are among the many opposites of "poor," and when...
May 18, 2011
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A new book explodes the myth that the poor can't be trusted with direct cash transfers because they make 'bad' life decisions.
May 18, 2011
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Nicholas Kristof writes in the New York Times: "Now we reach a central question for our age: How can we most effectively break cycles of poverty? For decades, we had answers that were mostly anecdotal or hot air. But, increasingly, we are now seeing economists provide answers that are rigorously...
May 16, 2011
Media Coverage
Politicians are ignorant about trials, and they're weird about evidence. It doesn't need to be this way. In international development work, resources are tight and people know that good intentions aren't enough: in fact, good intentions can sometimes do harm. We need to know what works.
May 15, 2011
External Coverage
On 16 May 2011, Prof. Michael Kremer (Harvard University) and Sarah Baird (George Washington University) will be holding a seminar on the long-term, follow-up results of Prof. Kremer's research on the impact of school-based deworming in Kenya....
May 13, 2011
External Coverage
Thoughts on the book from Duncan Green, Head of Research for Oxfam GB.
May 11, 2011
Media Coverage
Profs. Banerjee and Duflo appear on NPRs 'The Takeaway.' Listen to the interview here.
May 02, 2011
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William Easterly reviews "More Than Good Intentions" and "Poor Economics".
April 23, 2011
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