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The fact that policies often fail for no good reason is annoying but less depressing than the view that it is a big conspiracy against the poor… Name your favorite enemy… capitalism, corruption … Our view is easier. You think hard about the problems and you can solve them.




Esther Duflo, Economist, Presentation to the Edictorial Board of the Financial Times, 2012

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Esther Duflo
Esther Duflo
  • Born: October 25, 1972
  • Nationality: French, American
  • Profession: Economist

Esther Duflo, FBA is a French American economist, Co-Founder and Director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), and Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Duflo is an NBER Research Associate, serves on the board of the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD), and is Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research's development economics program.

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