CFSP's Banerjee Named to Foreign Policy's Top 100 Global Thinkers

December 1, 2011

Foreign Policy

CFSP member Abhijit Banerjee and his colleague Esther Duflo, together, were named one of Foreign Policy's top global thinkers for 2011.  Foreign Policy cited their groundbreaking book, "Poor Economics," and their work together at the Abdul Lateef Jameel Poverty Action Lab at MIT as key factors in their making the list.  FP said, "Banerjee and Duflo argue that hunger is not solely the result of being unable to afford enough food. Just like every other consumer on the planet, they found, the world's poor purchase goods based on the human desire for short-term pleasure over long-term gain."