Work On Poverty In Africa Wins Nobel Economics Prize

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1A computer screen displays the co-winners of the 2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences (L-R) Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, Sweden, on October 14, 2019. Indian-born Abhijit Banerjee, his French-American wife Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer of the US won the Nobel Economics Prize for their targeted approaches to alleviating global poverty. PHOTO | JONATHAN NACKSTRAND |AFP

By AFP

A trio of American economists on Monday won the Nobel Economics Prize for their work in the fight against poverty, including with new approaches in education and healthcare.

Indian-born Abhijit Banerjee of the US, his French-American wife Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer of the US were honoured for breaking down difficult issues into smaller subsets.

These can then be answered through field experiments among the people who are most affected…Read more>>

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