Banerjee and Duflo’s Poor Economics: Micro-steps Towards a Quiet Revolution?

April 27, 2011

Development Impact Blog (World Bank)

David McKenzie recently reviewed the latest publication by CFSP member, Abhijit Banerjee, on the Development Impact blog.  In his review, McKenzie offered praise for Banerjee and his coauthor, Esther Duflo, for integrating the latest and even unpublished research concerning development economics as well as highlighting micro evidence.  McKenzie also includes anecdotes about a class he took at Yale with CFSP member Christopher Udry and research he carried out in Mexico and Sri Lanka was CFSP member Christopher Woodruff.  McKenzie calls Poor Economics a "fascinating" read and deems their arguments "compelling."