November 02, 2009

Reading the complex theories and equations in many academic papers often leaves me wondering, "Wow, who wrote this stuff?"  It's easy to forget that academic economists don't eat math for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or run regressions on vacation just for fun.  This short Q&A  from The Root gives a peek into the real-person world of IPA Research Affiliate and recent "Genius Award" winner Esther Duflo.