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 went on to say:
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 Oxford 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
- "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
- "Public Policies to Stimulate Development of Vaccines for Neglected Diseases" from Understanding Poverty by Michael Kremer
Banerjee, Duflo, and Kremer works are also featured on University Press Scholarship Online, and they join the ranks of other Economics Nobel Prize winners who have work on University Press Scholarship Online.