Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty

September 14, 2011 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: 
301 Uris Hall
Morningside Campus Columbia University
New York, NY 10027
United States
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Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee (MIT) discussed their latest book, "Poor Economics", with Jeffrey Sachs. 

 

The panel discussing Duflo and Banerjee's book Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty
L to R: Abhijit Banerjee, PER Director David Weinstein, Esther Duflo and Jeffrey Sachs
Professor Abhijit Banerjee (MIT) discussed differences between donor expectations and what poor people value
Professor Esther Duflo (MIT) gave a careful yet brilliant analysis on the importance of testing received ideas about poverty
Professor Jeffrey Sachs (Columbia) gave an insightful response to the co-authors' presentation
A set of thoughtful questions were posed by the audience, and a wide-ranging discussion ensued