“We have to make a society that works for the majority of people, not the extremely motivated ones."
Esther Duflo is a Nobel prize-winning economist who developed an experimental, innovative approach to ending global poverty through meticulously designed field experiments. Duflo is Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics at MIT and founder of the hugely influential Adbul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab.
Her groundbreaking research focuses on microeconomic issues in poverty-stricken countries, and her methods have given new ways to discover causal relationships in her field. Duflo is co-author of two books, Poor Economics and Good Economics for Hard Times, and was founding editor of the American Economic Journal. She also writes a regular column for French national newspaper, Libération.
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