Amongst the three Nobel Laureates in Economic Sciences last year, French American economist Esther Duflo easily arrests attention. At the age of 46, she is made the youngest and second female recipient of the prestigious Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, imparting extra significance to the remarkable feat.
Yunus returned home from the United States in the 1970s to teach. In 1974, Bangladesh suffered from widespread famine. While passionate about education, Yunus could not help but wonder – should he be getting out of the classroom instead of staying an armchair strategist? “But where do I begin?”