Poverty Trap in Economics (MIT)

Poverty of Economics and Commerce Video Course By Esther Duflo (MIT)
Students Enrolled: 0 Total Lecturs: 10
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What will I learn from this course?

  • Appriciate and understand The poverty trap is a mechanism


  • Any body who wants understand The poverty trap is a mechanism.

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  • Any body who intrested in The poverty trap is a mechanism

Course Curriculum

Total: 10 lectures

  • 1h 23m 50s

    Lec 1: What is poverty Trap

  • 1h 42m 00s

    Lec 2: Social Experiments: Why and How?

  • 1h 16m 40s

    Lec 3: Is There a Nutrition-Based Poverty Trap?

  • 1h 20m 26s

    Lec 4: Nutrition: The Hidden Traps

  • 1h 20m 27s

    Lec 5: Health: Low Hanging Fruit?

  • 52m 45s

    Lec 6: Education: Setting the Stage

  • 1h 8m 24s

    Lec 7: Is It Possible to Deliver Quality Education to the Poor

  • 1h 14m 5s

    Lec 8: The Man Made Trap

  • 1h 14m 5s

    Lec 9: Un-Orthodox Findings on the Family

  • 1h 18m 58s

    Lec 10: How Do Families Decide?


The poverty trap is a mechanism which makes it very difficult for people to escape poverty. A poverty trap is created when an economic system requires a significant amount of various forms of capital in order to earn enough to escape poverty. When individuals lack this capital, they may also find it difficult to acquire it, creating a self-reinforcing cycle of poverty.

About Tutor

  • Tutor: Esther Duflo (MIT)
  • Tests Packages: 0
  • Students: 0

Esther Duflo  is a French economist, Co-Founder and Director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), 
and Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Duflo is an NBER Research Associate,serves on the board of the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD),
 and is Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research's development economics program.
Her research focuses on microeconomic issues in developing countries,including household behavior, education, access to finance, health, and policy evaluation. 
Together with Abhijit Banerjee, Dean Karlan, Michael Kremer, John A. List, and Sendhil Mullainathan, 
she has been a driving force in advancing field experiments as an important methodology to discover causal relationships in economics.


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