Banerjee and Duflo: Good Economics for Hard Times

This semester, the PPE Reading Group will discuss Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo’s book, Good Economics for Hard Times (2019).

Together with Michael Kremer, Banerjee and Duflo won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2019 for their work on global poverty alleviation. On April 1, 2020, Professor Duflo will deliver the 2020 PPE Distinguished Public Lecture at Virginia Tech. 

The PPE Reading Group will meet every other week during the semester on Thursdays 4-5:30pm at 225 Major Williams Hall. Enjoy free pizza and soft drinks with our discussion!

Participation is open to any interested student (whether already a PPE student or interested in becoming one). Please sign up with Gil Hersch ( at the beginning of the semester to receive your book in time to read.

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