Good Economics for Hard Times

Episode Summary

With Nobel prize-winning economist Esther Duflo.

Episode Notes

RSA chief executive Matthew Taylor and journalist Ian Leslie are joined by this year's winner of the Nobel prize for economics (shared with Abhijit Banerjee and Michael Kremer), Esther Duflo.

Duflo is co-author of Good Economics for Hard Times: Better Answers to Our Biggest Problems and Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics at MIT, where she is co-director of the Poverty Action Lab.

In this wide-ranging interview she makes the case for how economics, when done right, can help us solve the thorniest social and political problems of our times.

Produced by James Shield.

Brought to you by the RSA.