Esther Duflo, Prix Nobel d’économie: « Il n’existe pas de formule pour rendre un pays prospère »
Esther Duflo, co-founder and co-director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), as well as co-laureate of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics, is an economist known for her focus on poverty reduction through on-the-ground randomised control trials in developing countries. She believes that large projects disconnected from reality are not the solution. Her research has positively impacted the lives of more than 600 million people. In an interview with Le Monde, she discussed her work and experiences, emphasising that there is no one formula to make a country prosperous. She has previously advised former U.S. President Barack Obama and has dedicated her career to finding effective ways to alleviate poverty.