MIT, Harvard Researchers Receive Nobel Economics Prize For Work In Reducing Poverty

New York Times: Nobel Economics Prize Goes to Pioneers in Reducing Poverty
“Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo of M.I.T. and Michael Kremer of Harvard have devoted more than 20 years of economic research to developing new ways to study — and help — the world’s poor. On Monday, their experimental approach to alleviating poverty won them the 2019 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences…” (Smialek, 10/14).

Washington Post: 3 share Nobel Prize in economics for ‘experimental approach’ to solving poverty
“…In Monday’s announcement from Stockholm, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences credited the three researchers for breaking down large questions about poverty to focus on “smaller, more manageable questions,” such as the best interventions for improving child health, and using field experiments to solve them…” (Stein, 10/14).

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