Small ideas, big solutions

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May 23, 2011
Boston Globe
by Gareth Cook  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"A good number of the world’s most challenging problems might be a lot easier to solve than anyone imagined. That’s what I couldn’t help thinking as I left a recent meeting with a young French economist. Her name is Esther Duflo. Her focus is the planet’s truly poor, the more than 865 million souls who scrape by on 99 cents a day or less. But it’s her method — using rigorous experiments to solve social programs — that could be truly transformational." (05/22/11)  

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