News and Events

03/20/2011

The French-language site, Slate.fr, has run an article on Poor Economics, the book and website. Check it out here

03/15/2011

Articles on the book and accompanying website appeared today in La Reppublica and Il Sole

03/14/2011

Moisés Naím, a columnist at the Spanish newspaper, El País, has reviewed Poor Economics. Read the article here.

03/10/2011
Blogs mentioning 'Poor Economics'

Two March 9, 2011, blog posts - The Downside of Focusing on Women and Girls, by Timothy Ogden in Harvard Business Review's The Conversation blog, and The Trouble with Focusing on Women and Girls, in the Forbes blog - explore the role of gender in development policymaking and research, and include a reference to Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty. Click on the links to read more.

03/03/2011

A new study by Erica Field, Rachel Glennerster and Reshmaan Hussam examines the effects of a 1994 public health campaign in Bangladesh which encouraged families to switch from backyard wells - which were discovered to be contaminated with arsenic - to arsenic-free sources such as surface water or relatively more remote tubewells. These alternative sources, however, may have increased the exposure of diarrheal disease pathogens to the families that switched.

Read a draft of the paper, "Throwing the Baby out with the Drinking Water: Unintended Consequences of Arsenic Mitigation E fforts in Bangladesh", here

02/26/2011
Poor Economics the book is available for pre-order!

Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty will be available 4/26/2011 from all major booksellers.

02/14/2011

Prof. Duflo presents her take on the way in which we must rethink our approach to development economics. What are the low-hanging fruit of development? How can we maximize our impact in poverty alleviation? This lecture was presented during the panel session, The Evolution of Economic Science: Macroeconomics, Growth and Development, during the MIT 150-year anniversary symposium.

You can view the video here.

02/14/2011

Prof. Duflo presents her take on the way in which we must rethink our approach to development economics. What are the low-hanging fruit of development? How can we maximize our impact in poverty alleviation? This lecture was presented during the panel session, The Evolution of Economic Science: Macroeconomics, Growth and Development, during the MIT 150-year anniversary symposium.

You can view the video here.