When the world is facing large systemic crises, Ingrid Kvangraven asks why is the economics profession celebrating small technical fixes? This week it was announced that Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo
In a recent article in the New York Times, the development economist Seema Jayachandran discusses three studies that used Randomised Controlled Trials (or RCTs) to understand the benefits of enhancing the self-worth of
There’s a buzz abroad in the development community around a new way to tackle extreme poverty. BRAC’s Targeting the Ultra Poor (TUP) programme combines asset transfers (usually livestock), cash stipends and
The randomistas won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Economics. Will they also win the debate on development economics?
Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Michael Kremer won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Economics. They can be credited for a revolution in development economics driven by the use of experiments to
One hopes that in future, the Nobel committee expands the scope of the prize to scholars and researchers outside the standard choices Amol Agrawal The 2019 Nobel Prize in economics
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