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May

Hay Festival: Esther Duflo and Evan Davis

The 2019 Nobel Prize-winning economist Esther Duflo shows talks about her book Good Economic for Hard Times in an event chaired by Evan Davis.

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Friday 22nd May, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

  • In Conversation
  • Questions & Answers
  • Reading

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About the Event

The 2019 Nobel Prize-winning economist Esther Duflo shows talks about her book Good Economic for Hard Times in an event chaired by Evan Davis. 

The 2019 Nobel Prize-winning economist Esther Duflo shows how economics, when done right, can help us solve the thorniest social and political problems of our day. From immigration to inequality, slowing growth to accelerating climate change, we have the resources to address the challenges we face but we are so often blinded by ideology.

Original, provocative and urgent, Good Economics for Hard Times offers the new thinking that we need. It builds on cutting-edge research in economics - and years of exploring the most effective solutions to alleviate extreme poverty - to make a persuasive case for an intelligent interventionism and a society built on compassion and respect. A much-needed antidote to polarized discourse, this book shines a light to help us appreciate and understand our precariously balanced world. Her work has never seemed so urgent. 

This event is live and there will be a Q&A afterwards.

About the Book

Good Economics for Hard Times
Good Economics for Hard Times

Abhijit V. Banerjee, Esther Duflo

Publisher:Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date:12 Nov 2019

ISBN:9780241306895

4.00 out of 5
3 reviews
"Practical solutions to help the ‘left behind’"
Financial Times
"an excellent antidote to the most dangerous forms of economics bashing"
The Observer
"The Nobel prizewinners’ approach is a canard-slaying, unconventional take on economics"
The Times