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Life on a Dollar a Day: Poor Economics in the MIT News. Read the article here.


Preview Poor Economics!

In an excerpt from the book, Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo explain that the story of hunger, and of poverty more broadly, is far more complex than any one statistic or grand theory; it is a world where those without enough to eat may save up to buy a TV instead, and where more money doesn't necessarily translate into more food. Read it here.


Fortune uses lessons from Poor Economics in the article Problems with procrastination? Try bribery.


'Remembering to respect the preferences of the poor': bloggers from The Economist discuss Poor Economics. Read it here.


Health, the unpicked low-hanging fruit: bloggers from 'The Economist' discuss Poor Economics. Read it here.


Fiesta de los randomistas: bloggers from 'The Economist' discuss Poor Economics. Read it here.


'The Economist' reviews Poor Economics calling it "engrossing". Read the review here.


Prof. Esther Duflo presented the Sabot Lecture at the Centre for Global Development (Washington, DC, USA) on Monday, April 11, 2011. Watch the video of the event here.


Poor Economics was mentioned in the blog, The Enlightened Economist.


Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty is cited in a March 24 article in The Economist, Hidden hunger: How much can farming really improve people’s health?