News and Events

11/09/2011

Profs. Banerjee and Duflo explain their concepts and how they can be used to end global poverty.

11/03/2011

The Financial Times names Poor Economics as the 2011 Business Book of the Year.

11/01/2011

Bill Gates reviews Poor Economics, saying it is "very good in spotlighting how small tweaks can sometimes turn failing interventions into effective ones."

10/31/2011

Studies highlighted in Poor Economics point to promising strategies to help reorient the efforts of India's schools toward child learning.

09/30/2011

Profs. Banerjee and Duflo discuss Poor Economics with Jeff Sachs.

09/29/2011

Travelling tellers are helping to expand banking to the rural poor in India. Prof. Banerjee says this is "something that could be powerful."

09/28/2011

The Financial Times gives extracts from the six books, including Poor Economics, on its shortlist for Business Book of the Year.

09/27/2011

Paul Johnson calls for the use of randomized evaluation not only of development programs, but of social policy at home as well. He says that Poor Economics "gives a host of examples of how we can learn about what works," which should be "a way of working and a way of thinking that we demand of those who govern us."

09/24/2011

Daily News & Analysis reviews Poor Economics, saying "the book is full of such interesting insights and is worth reading for anyone who really wants to know why the poor of the world behave the way they do."

09/15/2011

Poor Economics was chosen as one of the six finalist on the Financial Times Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year shortlist. Panellist Shriti Vadera, a former British government minister, said Poor Economics “could really make a difference to the way people are thinking in the debate on development”. The judges will meet again in November in London to decide the top prize.