June 16, 2011
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Karlan and Appel's book More Than Good Intentions is an easy, and often compelling, read. 
June 16, 2011
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Most of the world's desperately poor are reluctant entrepreneurs, not natural ones. And, though stories of miracles wrought by microcredit are often true, little loans to people who are spurned by the banks are not a panacea for global poverty.
June 15, 2011
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A review and book extract from Poor Economics.
June 14, 2011
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Alan Hudson, Governance Adviser at ONE reviews More Than Good Intentions and Poor Economics.
June 08, 2011
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Planet Money talks to Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo about Poor Economics.
June 06, 2011
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You've heard of the Keynesians, the monetarists, the behaviouralists. Well, now meet the randomistas.
June 06, 2011
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One of many unpleasant-but-interesting paragraphs in Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo's “Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty.”
June 06, 2011
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A radical new explanation from psychologists.
June 06, 2011
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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 03, 2011
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"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
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"This book is a gem. Anyone serious about aid, philanthropy, or impact investing should read it, maybe a couple of times."
May 31, 2011
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Esther Duflo at the World Bank's Development Economics lecture series.Â
May 31, 2011
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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
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In light of the recent publication of "Poor Economics”, the new book by Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo, Mobile Money for the Unbanked caught up with Dr. Duflo to discuss some relevant themes to help our readers understand the broader impact of mobile financial services in the economics of...
May 31, 2011
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"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 22, 2011
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A GOOD number of the world's most challenging problems might be a lot easier to solve than anyone imagined. That's what I couldn't help thinking as I left a recent meeting with a young French economist.
May 19, 2011
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Researchers at MIT's Poverty Action Lab and at Innovations for Poverty Action, a research lab based in New Haven, Connecticut, now look to the power of randomized trials, the same methodology that scientists use to test their hypotheses. They are guardedly optimistic that with enough work, they'll...
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 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 17, 2011
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Contrary to the hype, microfinance doesn't help everyone - and microfinance loans sometimes go for personal needs, not a business. But that's OK. By Dean Karlan and Jacob Appel

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