Abhijit banerjee and esther duflo dating

28-Jan-2019 12:31

As they admit, randomistas cannot answer some big questions – how to tackle food prices, for instance.

Philanthropy Action: One thing we always like to know from people like yourselves, who spend so much time in the developing world working directly with the poor, is what you would do if you had a million dollars to put toward any poverty alleviation cause.

Banerjee and Duflo offer a coherent vision for an economics of poverty and anti-poverty policy.

Their economics is grounded in an effort to understand the economic and psychological complexities in the lives of poor people, informed by social experiments and field observations.

Instead they appeal to many local observations and experiments to explore how poor people in poor countries actually cope with their poverty: what they know, what they seem (or don't seem) to want, what they expect of themselves and others, and how they make the choices that they can make.

Apparently there are plenty of small but meaningful victories to be won, some through private and some through public action, that together could add up to a large gains for the world's poor, and might even start a ball rolling. Duflo in this area—the sheer detail and warm sympathy on display reflects a true appreciation of the challenges their subjects face… They have fought to establish a beachhead of honesty and rigor about evidence, evaluation and complexity in an aid world that would prefer to stick to glossy brochures and celebrity photo-ops.

Philanthropy Action: One thing we always like to know from people like yourselves, who spend so much time in the developing world working directly with the poor, is what you would do if you had a million dollars to put toward any poverty alleviation cause.

Banerjee and Duflo offer a coherent vision for an economics of poverty and anti-poverty policy.

Their economics is grounded in an effort to understand the economic and psychological complexities in the lives of poor people, informed by social experiments and field observations.

Instead they appeal to many local observations and experiments to explore how poor people in poor countries actually cope with their poverty: what they know, what they seem (or don't seem) to want, what they expect of themselves and others, and how they make the choices that they can make.

Apparently there are plenty of small but meaningful victories to be won, some through private and some through public action, that together could add up to a large gains for the world's poor, and might even start a ball rolling. Duflo in this area—the sheer detail and warm sympathy on display reflects a true appreciation of the challenges their subjects face… They have fought to establish a beachhead of honesty and rigor about evidence, evaluation and complexity in an aid world that would prefer to stick to glossy brochures and celebrity photo-ops.

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