In Conversation - Episode 3: The poor man’s choice: Food or TV? A conversation with Nobel Prize winner Esther Duflo
Why would someone buy a television when they don’t have enough money for food? And why do students from poor backgrounds seem to struggle in school? By asking deceivingly simple questions like these about the choices that poor people make, Esther Duflo, co-founder and co-director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and the youngest winner of the Nobel Prize for Economics, found some surprising answers that have revolutionised the field of development economics.