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.
Esther Duflo profile at MIT
Poor economics A pioneering contribution to the poverty debate fails to see the bigger picture, writes Oliver Kamm.
Lunch with the FT: Esther Duflo Duflo speaks to John Gapper about the empowerment of women in economics.