Poor Economics Named FT Business Book of the Year

November 10, 2011

Financial Times

CFSP member Abhijit Banerjee's book "Poor Economics,"coauthored with Esther Duflo, receieved the honor of Book of the Year for 2011 from the "Financial Times."  Lionel Barber, editor and chair of judges, gave warm praise for the book saying he was, "blown away by the thoroughness of [Banerjee and Duflo’s] empirical research. This is going to be a real basis for innovation in policy, innovation in government, and a guide to intellectual debate. This is a business book in the broadest sense."