Thursday, May 06, 2010

Using Econ for Good

This is a great lecture by Esther Duflo, an economist at MIT, given at the TED Conference in 2010. Dr. Duflo recently won the John Bates Clark Medal, and last year was awarded a MacArthur “Genius” Grant for her work on using control trials to find solutions for reducing poverty in the developing world. She is considered by many to be a future nominee for the Nobel Prize in Economics

(For those of you unaware of TED, it is the Technology, Entertainment and Design Conference Series, which has become the latest hot spot for geek sheek scientists, politicians and celebrities.)

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