14.771 | Fall 2021 | Graduate

Development Economics

Lecture 2: Poverty Traps: Theory

Description: Part 1 of 2 of Poverty Traps. The first half discusses the Dasgupta and Ray (1986) model of nutrition-based poverty traps. The second half discusses how to use evidence to test for a poverty trap, focusing on evidence for a nutrition-based poverty trap.

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Instructor: Esther Duflo

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