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‘Nobel prize’ winner Esther Duflo on how to fight poverty

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‘Nobel prize’ winner Esther Duflo on how to fight poverty  [embedded content] Today The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced that it has decided to award The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2019 to Esther Duflo, Abhijit Banerjee and Michael Kremer. Great choice! In one single stroke the academy doubled the number of women having received the ‘Nobel prize’ in economics. Compared with most other recipients for the last thirty years this an excellent choice (although yours truly does have some quarrels with Duflo’s preferred randomization methodology).

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‘Nobel prize’ winner Esther Duflo on how to fight poverty

 

Today The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced that it has decided to award The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2019 to Esther Duflo, Abhijit Banerjee and Michael Kremer.

Great choice!

In one single stroke the academy doubled the number of women having received the ‘Nobel prize’ in economics. Compared with most other recipients for the last thirty years this an excellent choice (although yours truly does have some quarrels with Duflo’s preferred randomization methodology).

Lars Pålsson Syll
Professor at Malmö University. Primary research interest - the philosophy, history and methodology of economics.

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