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A winner of the 2011 FT/Goldman Sachs Award for her book Poor Economics, which called for a reconsideration of poverty-fighting measures. She has now turned her attention to social networks and microfinance, conducting a study of 75 villages in southern Karnataka, India.

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Esther Duflo profile at MIT

Poor economics A pioneering contribution to the poverty debate fails to see the bigger picture, writes Oliver Kamm.

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