MIT economists Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo at The Idea Exchange. Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo are directors of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, a research centre at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In this session ... Indian Express, 1 month ago
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By and Esther Duflo This teaching at the right level model is straightforward and effective. The process focuses on children currently enrolled in Classes III to V. The 10th edition of the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) by Pratham, ...Indian Express, 2 months ago
Esther Duflo, a leading light in development economics who teaches at MIT and researches in India, believes Kolkata has the potential to become a major tourist destination for the West if it manages to preserve its unique character and showcase it ...24Dunia, 2 months ago Showcase Kolkata’s madness: MIT prof Times of India, 2 months ago
Kris Krüg A winner of the 2011 FT /Goldman Sachs Award for her book Poor Economics , which called for a reconsideration of poverty-fighting measures. She has nowturned her attention to social networks and microfinance, conducting a study of 75 ...Prospect, 1 month ago
Our top five thinkers: from left, Russell Brand, Naomi Klein, Thomas Piety, Yanis Varoufakis and Paul Krugman. David Fisher/Rex, Mars Jerome/JDD/SIPA/Rex, Ben Cawthra/Rex, P Anastasselis/Rex With nearly 3,000 votes cast, the results of Prospect ...Prospect, 4 days ago
10 Takeaways from the World Bank Forum on Microcredit's (lack of) Social Impact: The key discussions, debates and controversies as the sector contemplates its future
"For a researcher working on microcredit, this is kind of a defining moment." That's how economist and poverty researcher Abhijit Banerjee, speaking at last week's forum Financial Services for the Poor: Lessons and Implications of the Latest ...NextBillion.net, 3 weeks ago Weekly Roundup - 2/20/15: A Turning Point in the Evolution of Microfinance? NextBillion.net, 1 month ago
The panchayat, while not without flaws, has been a primary vehicle for the empowerment of marginalised citizens. A few years ago I met a woman, let's call her Chandibai, in a village outside Udaipur. A former panchayat member, she was now a leader ...Indian Express, 1 month ago
From left to right: Elliot Akama-Garren, Anisha Gururaj, and Noam Angrist Elliot Akama-Garren 15, Anisha Gururaj 15, and Noam Angrist 13 were among the 32 Americans named Rhodes Scholars, tying the Institute's 2009 record for the most ...Technology Review, 1 month ago
Perhaps the challenges facing the Earth become more clear from a distance. Such is the experience of Col. Ron Garan, an astronaut, veteran fighter pilot, and social entrepreneur who advocates international cooperation and empathy to help us address ...Lifehacker Australia, 1 month ago
Gujarat's Pollution Control authority approved reforms after collaborating with leading academics on pilot experiment Environmental authorities in the Indian state of Gujarat reformed their environmental auditing system this month based on ...University of Chicago, 1 month ago
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