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Policies, politics: rethinking development policy

Esther Duflo
Presentation

This presentation was delivered at the 2011 IFS Annual Lecture by Esther Duflo, MIT. It is based on chapter 10 of 'Poor economics', with Abhijit Banerjee.

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Observation
Randomised trials have helped to shape policy in the developing world. Drawing on examples, we argue that it's time the UK made better use of this important tool for evidence-based policymaking.