From an earlier post about Esther Duflo:

… She is a world expert on understanding why despite throwing billions at development programmes in poor countries, many fail, and why others succeed. A pioneer in this field, which has only existed for ten years, she has devised a technique to test the effectiveness of anti-poverty programmes through “random testing”, much like pharmaceutical companies test drugs.


Esther married her MIT professor Abhijit Banerjee in 2015.

Whoops. They’re in big trouble. UD assumes MIT has a firm policy punishing student/faculty relationships.

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2 Responses to “Duflo Gets the Nobel”

  1. Anon Says:

    Well, she got her degree from MIT in 1999, so marrying her advisor in 2015 isn’t necessarily icky. Or maybe it is.

  2. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Good point, Anon. Don’t know what MIT’s statute of limitations is.

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