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2019 Robert B. Menschel Economics Symposium

February 8, 2019

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Although the global rate of extreme poverty is at a historic low, the pace of poverty reduction is slowing and the World Bank estimates that more than 700 million people still live on less than $1.90 a day. The 2019 Robert B. Menschel Economics Symposium, held on March 6, 2019, discussed the ways behavioral economics can inform development policy to create effective solutions to poverty at the international, national, and local levels.

The Robert B. Menschel Economics Symposium, presented by the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies, is made possible through the generous support of Robert B. Menschel.

Session I: Keynote with Abhijit Banerjee 

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In the keynote session, Abhijit Banerjee and presider Isobel Coleman discuss behavioral economics and the impact of work on randomized controlled trials on policy. Banerjee also touches on some of the work he's done on women’s empowerment and women’s leadership. 

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SESSION II: Policy in Practice: Addressing Poverty with Behavioral Economics

During this session, Varun Gauri, Elizabeth Hardy, Matthew Klein, and presider Afsaneh M. Beschloss discuss evidence based policy, as well as how to take advantage of the recent research on behavioral economics and how it impacts poverty-reduction programs.

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