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Rethinking the Fight on Global Poverty

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A new book examines the pitfalls of current international aid programs, and advocates for a new way to think about poverty. We’ll meet one of the authors, MIT economics professor Esther Duflo, to discuss her ideas for what to do about poverty. Duflo is co-author of “Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty.”

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Esther Duflo, professor of economics at MIT, co-author of "Poor Economics" and founder and director of the Poverty Action Lab, a research network specializing in randomized evaluations of social programs

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