The Challenge of World Poverty

Video Course By Abhijit Banerjee (MIT)
Students Enrolled: 0 Total Lecturs: 2
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What will I learn from this course?

  • Appreciate poverty, world poverty


  • Anybody who wants to work in alleviation of poverty

Who is the target audience?

  • Anybody who wants to understand economies of poverty

Course Curriculum

Total: 2 lectures

  • First Lecture

  • 34m 35s

    The Challange of world poverty


This is a course for those who are interested in the challenge posed by massive and persistent world poverty, and are hopeful that economists might have something useful to say about this challenge. The questions we will take up include

About Tutor

  • Tutor: Abhijit Banerjee (MIT)
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  • Students: 0

Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee was educated at the University of Calcutta, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Harvard University, where he received his Ph.D in 1988. 
He is currently the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 
In 2003 he founded the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), along with Esther Duflo and Sendhil Mullainathan and remains one of the directors of the lab. 
In 2009 J-PAL won the BBVA Foundation "Frontier of Knowledge" award in the development cooperation category. 
Banerjee is a past president of the Bureau for the Research in the Economic Analysis of Development.
A Research Associate of the NBER, a CEPR research fellow, International Research Fellow of the Kiel Institute, 
A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Econometric Society and has been a Guggenheim Fellow and an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow.

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