Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Michael Kremer have been announced as the joint winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty”. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences explained:
The research conducted by this year’s Laureates has considerably improved our ability to fight global poverty. In just two decades, their new experiment-based approach has transformed development economics, which is now a flourishing field of research.
From Oxford University Press and the University Press Scholarship Online team, we'd like to extend our sincere congratulations. To celebrate this amazing accolade, we've made the following chapters freely available for a limited time:
- "Distraction and Incentives" from Dimensions of Economic Theory and Policy: Essays for Anjan Mukherji by Abhijit Banerjee and Sendhil Mullainathan (Oxford University Press)
- "Nutrition, Iron Deficiency Anemia, and the Demand for IronFortified SaltEvidence from an Experiment in Rural Bihar" from Discoveries in the Economics of Aging by Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Sharon Barnhardt (University of Chicago Press)
- "Implications of Pension Plan Features, Information, and Social Interactions for Retirement Saving Decisions" from Pension Design and Structure: New Lessons from Behavioral Finance by Esther Duflo and Emmanuel Saez (Oxford University Press)
- "Public-Private Schools in Rural India" from School Choice International: Exploring Public-Private Partnerships by Michael Kremer and Karthik Muralidharan (MIT Press)
- "Public Policies to Stimulate Development of Vaccines for Neglected Diseases" from Understanding Poverty by Michael Kremer (Oxford University Press)