This lecture discusses the perceived returns of education and highlights various studies done on the subject. Instructor: Abhijit Banerjee
Lecture 2 provides an introduction to the idea of poverty traps. Instructor: Esther Duflo
In this lecture, Esther Duflo talks about social experiments done to understand what interventions work best to mitigate world poverty. Instructor: Esther Duflo
In this lecture, Esther Duflo covers malnutriton and the nutrition-based poverty trap, including the relationship between productivity and nutrition. Instructor: Esther Duflo
Description: In this lecture, Esther Duflo discusses nutrition as a hidden trap. Instructor: Esther Duflo
This lecture continues the discussion from lecture 12, and also includes material on how families make decisions about family planning. Instructor: Esther Duflo
This lecture covers gender discrimination and uneven gender ratios in various countries, including India. Instructor: Abhijit Banerjee
Description: This lecture covers experiments conducted to understand savings and borrowing in Kenya and the Phillippines. Instructor: Abhijit Banerjee
Lecture 1 provides an introduction to the study of global poverty. The class discusses the challenges of world poverty. Instructor: Abhijit Banerjee
This lecture discusses some of the most effective and cheapest ways to promote good health, such as bednets, immunization and breast feeding. Instructor: Esther Duflo
This lecture covers the realities of saving and borrowing for the world's poor. Instructor: Abhijit Bannerjee
This lecture discusses various experiments and interventions in education, specifically in India. The work of the organization, Pratham, is also covered. Instructor: Esther Duflo
This lecture discusses what drives fertitlity decisions. Topics include family planning, population growth, quality-quantity trade off, and China's one-child policy, among other topics. Instructor: Esther Duflo
This lecture covers the themes portrayed in the film "Educating Yaparak" and examines education through the lens of economics. Instructor: Esther Duflo
MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Otto Scharmer on how there is mounting discontent with GDP as the main indicator of social and economic progress.
A brief presentation by Joseph Doyle, associate professor of applied economics.
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