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Nobel economics prize 2019: Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer win for work on easing global poverty

Three US economists, Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer, have won the 2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for their work on alleviating poverty around the world. Indian-born Mr Banerjee and Ms Duflo, born in France, work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, while Mr Kremer is based at Harvard …

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This Week in Business: The Economics of Impeachment

It’s tough to say who had a worse week — President Trump, WeWork or the vaping industry. (O.K., it’s pretty obvious — here’s a handy guide to the impeachment process, should you be curious.) Vegans, on the other hand, should be delighted. To find out why, read on. ImageCreditGiacomo Bagnara …

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Economics Isn’t Dismal. It’s Useful.

In an annual rite of passage, over a million Americans will enroll in their first economics class in the fall, and as the field of economics has evolved, these introductory classes are changing, too. Many economists these days view what we are teaching not so much as a specific subject …

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