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MIT Economist Esther Duflo on ending poverty

Prof Esther Duflo in action on the IFMR Campus Pic-credit:ifmrblog.com

Prof Esther Duflo in action on the IFMR Campus Pic-credit:ifmrblog.com

Esther Duflo, MIT economist and co-founder of the Poverty Action Lab, asks why the world’s poorest people tend to stay poor.

Duflo’s pioneering research applies randomized trials, used extensively in drug discovery research, to development economics. What she discovers are strategies for transforming current approaches to development policy.

In July 2009 Prof. Esther Duflo had presented her study The miracle of microfinance – An evaluation.

Given below is the video talk on ending  poverty

Esther Duflo: Ending Poverty

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