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 poor people. Despite wide differences in context, all the cases explore the viabi...

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Carolina Alves

Carolina is a Joan Robinson Research Fellow in Heterodox Economics at the University of Cambridge, Girton College. She specialises in macroeconomics, Marxian economics, and international political economy. Carolina is the …

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Farwa Sial

Farwa is a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Manchester. She taught economics and international development at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and worked for DFID …

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