Saturday, October 31, 2015

FT Alaphaville chats with Angus Deaton

Videos here. The trascript should come out in week.
More about India in the second video:
[00:23] On hunger, nutrition and the poverty trap
[03:27] Why so much of his work focuses on India, and his findings on Indian price indices
[11:56] The usefulness of self-reported measures of well-being
[14:00] His problems with the way foreign aid works now
[21:15] Unconditional cash transfers
[24:43] Mixed assessment of Randomised Control Trials
[34:16] What has surprised him
[40:22] Deaton-ian optimism

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