Although the global rate of extreme poverty is at a historic low, the pace of poverty reduction is slowing and the World Bank estimates that more than 700 million people still live on less than $1.90 a day. The 2019 Robert B. Menschel Economics Symposium discusses the ways behavioral economics can inform development policy to create effective solutions to poverty at the international, national, and local levels.
Abhijit Banerjee, Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics and Codirector and Cofounder, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Isobel Coleman, Chief Operating Officer, GiveDirectly; Former Representative to the United Nations for Management, Reform, and Special Political Affairs, U.S. Department of State
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