Figuring out how to deal with today's critical economic problems is perhaps the great challenge of our time. Issues like immigration and inequality, globalization and technological disruption, slowing growth, accelerating climate change, etc. are all sources of great anxiety across the world. Yet the resources to address these challenges are there, but what we lack are the ideas that will help us jump the wall of disagreement and distrust that divides us.
In this event, Esther Duflo will introduce "Good Economics for Hard Times", a new book co-authored with Abhijit Banerjee, where they draw on the best recent economics to demonstrate how to think about these problems differently, and present intelligent, daring solutions based on sound research into real-life situations , towards a society built on compassion and respect. About the Authors: Esther Duflo is the Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics in the Department of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Abhijit V. Banerjee is the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Their previous book together is Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty, winner of the 2011 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award.
They are both recipients of the 2019 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences along with Michael Kremer.
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