Category: Banerjee & Duflo: 14.73 (Challenge of World Poverty)

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Banerjee & Duflo: 14.73 Lecture 01 — Introduction

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Prof. Abhijit Banerjee provides an introduction to the study of global poverty. The class dicusses the challenges of world poverty. Recorded 2011.

Banerjee & Duflo: 14.73 Lecture 02 — What is a Poverty Trap?

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Prof. Esther Duflo provides an introduction to the idea of poverty traps. Recorded 2011.

Banerjee & Duflo: 14.73 Lecture 03 — Social Experiments: Why and How?

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In this lecture, Prof. Esther Duflo talks about social experiments done to understand what interventions work best to mitigate world poverty. Recorded 2011.

Banerjee & Duflo: 14.73 Lecture 05 — Is There a Nutrition-Based Poverty Trap?

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In this lecture, Prof. Esther Duflo covers malnutriton and the nutrition-based poverty trap, including the relationship between productivity and nutrition. Recorded 2011.

Banerjee & Duflo: 14.73 Lecture 06 — Nutrition: The Hidden Traps

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In this lecture, Prof. Esther Duflo discusses nutrition as a hidden trap. Recorded 2011.

Banerjee & Duflo: 14.73 Lecture 08 — Health: Low Hanging Fruit?

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Prof. Esther Duflo discusses some of the most effective and cheapest ways to promote good health, such as bednets, immunization, and breast feeding. Recorded 2011.

Banerjee & Duflo: 14.73 Lecture 09 — Education: Setting the Stage

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Prof. Esther Duflo covers the themes portrayed in the film Educating Yaparak and examines education through the lens of economics. Recorded 2011.

Banerjee & Duflo: 14.73 Lecture 10 — Is It Possible to Deliver Quality Education to the Poor…

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Is it possible to Deliver Quality Education to the Poor: The Pratham-JPAL Partnership. Prof. Esther Duflo's lecture discusses various experiments and interventions in education, specifically in India. The work of the ...

Banerjee & Duflo: 14.73 Lecture 11 — Education: The Man Made Trap

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Prof. Abhijit Banerjee discusses the perceived returns of education and highlights various studies done on the subject. Recorded 2011.

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