More Than 1 Billion People Are Hungry in the World

May 1, 2011

Foreign Policy

CFSP member Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, coauthor of Poor Economics, recently wrote a column for "Foreign Policy" exploring the idea of a nutrition-based poverty trap and examining purchasing choices of poor households.  Both authors also challenge all-encompassing solutions and their disconnect with evidence: "All too many of them [experts] still promote sweeping, ideological solutions to problems that defy one-size-fits-all answers, arguing over foreign aid, for example, while the facts on the ground bear little resemblance to the fierce policy battles they wage."