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Countries with certain socio-political characteristics rebound more easily after crises, wrote economists Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo for The Economist in May. One of our most-read guest contributions of 2020

Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo make the case for investing in education and health, improving the functioning of courts and banks, and building better roads and more livable cities—rather than pursuing ever-faster economic growth as an end in itself.

After the second world war, countries recovered at great speed. Earlier this year, Nobel laureate economists Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo argued the same could happen after covid-19. One of our most popular guest contributions of 2020

Catch up on the best Foreign Affairs articles of 2020, from Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo on how poverty ends to Kurt M. Campbell and Rush Doshi on how COVID-19 could reshape the international order.

Countries with certain socio-political characteristics rebound more easily after crises, wrote economists Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo for The Economist in May. One of our most-read guest contributions of 2020

For all the worries today about the explosion of inequality in rich countries, the last few decades have been remarkably good for the world’s poor. Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo consider how poverty reduction can continue as growth begins to slow:

There simply is no accepted recipe for how to make poor countries achieve permanently high growth. Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo discuss other, more reliable methods to raise living standards for the world’s poor:

Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo discuss the limits of economic growth as a means to end poverty—and consider alternate policies that can raise living standards and reduce inequality:

Even in the absence of economic growth, there are ways to improve other indicators of progress, write Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo. What policymakers need to remember is that GDP is a means to an end, not an end in itself.

As economic growth begins to slow across much of the world, developing countries will need to use the resources they already have to improve living standards, write Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo.

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Congrats to Esther Duflo, Abhijit Banerjee, and Michael Kremer for winning this year’s @NobelPrize  in economics. I’ve learned a lot from their pioneering work to better understand the complexities of the lives of the world’s poorest people.

Watch Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer receive their medals and diplomas at the #NobelPrize  award ceremony today. Congratulations! They were awarded the 2019 Prize in Economic Sciences “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.”

“Today, I am also proud to represent women, and in particular women in economics." See the #NobelPrize  banquet speech by Esther Duflo, awarded the Prize in Economic Sciences with Abhijit Banerjee and Michael Kremer for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.

BREAKING NEWS: The 2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel has been awarded to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.” #NobelPrize 

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"Abhijit said, 'I'm going back to sleep.'" Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee recall how they discovered they had been awarded the 2019 Prize in Economic Sciences - at 5am in the morning.

?Watch: Abhijit Banerjee receiving the Nobel Prize. He was awarded the 2019 #NobelPrize  in Economic Sciences along with Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.

The fifth married couple that jointly have been awarded a Nobel Prize or Prize in Economic Sciences: Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee. This picture was taken a few moments before they entered the stage at Stockholm Concert Hall to receive their #NobelPrize  diplomas and medals.

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MIT’s Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo have won the @NobelPrize  in #economics , “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.” Congratulations! They share the prize with Michael Kremer of Harvard.

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The fifth married couple that jointly have been awarded a Nobel Prize or Prize in Economic Sciences - Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee! This picture of them outside their home in Boston, USA, was taken after the announcement of the 2019 Prize in Economic Sciences. #NobelFacts 

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2019 Economic Sciences Laureates Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, often with Michael Kremer, soon performed similar studies of other issues and in other countries, including India. Their experimental research methods now entirely dominate development economics. #NobelPrize 

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