"Hope as Capability", by Esther Duflo"Hope as Capability", by Esther Duflohttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/206802KINSC Sharpless Auditorium2013-04-16T17:30:002013-04-16T19:00:00
April 16, 5:30PM–7:00PM
KINSC Sharpless Auditorium
Dr. Duflo is a guest through the William Comanor '59 Lecture Series
TALK: 5:30PM Sharpless Auditorium
The concept of the poverty trap has played a central role in the economics of poverty and development. The theme of this lecture is whether a deficit of hope can be the source of a poverty trap, and, conversely, whether hope can fuel an exit from the poverty trap.
Esther Duflo is the Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics in the Department of Economics at MIT. Her research focuses on microeconomic issues in developing countries, including household behavior, education, access to finance, health and policy evaluation. She has won numerous academic honors and prizes including the John Bates Clark Medal (2010).
More can be read about Esther Duflo here: http://economics.mit.edu/faculty/eduflo
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