Banerjee in Forbes India: Mass Exit from Poverty

July 17, 2012

Forbes India Magazine

CFSP member Abhijit Banerjee, along with fellow economist Esther Duflo, were featured inForbes India Magazine for their discussion of how choice affects the poor's ability to escape poverty. The article discusses Banerjee and Duflo's argument that the poor in developing countries are forced to make too many decisions - such as whether or not to boil their drinking water - and how these decisions factor into policy questions of intervention and self-reliance in order to alleviate poverty.