The economics (and mysteries) of poverty and hunger
Apologies for my absence of late: things have been rather busy. Still busy, in fact, which explains why I’m just going o post a link to another blog, rather than writing one myself.
There’s another reason for linking rather than writing: quality. The link takes you to a post written by Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, both from MIT and both as good as it gets in terms of economists studying poverty and hunger.
If their article (and all the papers underneath it) is right, then there are huge implications for policy and aid for under-developed countries and people. But not everyone agrees with how economists view poverty. Let me know what you think.