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The Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) has selected Esther Duflo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor, as the winner of the 2011 David N. Kershaw Award.  The Kershaw Award and Prize recognizes individuals under the age of 40 who have made distinguished contributions to the field of public policy analysis.

Paul Decker, chair of the Kershaw Award Selection Committee notes, “Esther Duflo is revolutionizing the study of international poverty interventions by gathering real data to show, with certainty, which interventions work.  She’s an economist using her research to change the world."


Profs. Banerjee and Duflo will be discussing Poor Economics at Columbia University, along with Prof. Jeffrey Sachs. 6pm, Wednesday, 14 Sep. 2011. Free and open to the public.


Charles Kenney reviews Poor Economics in Democracy saying, "finding out what works on the ground offers a path to curbing global poverty." Read his review here.


Prof. Banerjee spoke to The Telegraph about his inspiration for writing Poor Economics and his views on challenges that the Indian government faces. Read it here.


Poor Economics is one of the 14 books on the long list of the Financial Times Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year. View the full list or read the Financial Times review of Poor Economics.


The Trickle Up blog reviews Poor Economics, saying it "compellingly articulated important elements of extreme poverty." Read the full review here.


The Development Policy blog recommends reading Poor Economics in its review. Read it here.


Book review of Poor Economics in Gulf News.


Poor Economics featured in an op-ed on food security from Tanzania's The Citizen.


Authors Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo are interviewed in this article from Business India.