Stories The youngest Nobel Laureate in Economics: Esther Duflo’s experimental approach to poverty alleviation
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.
Stories It all began with a famine – How the “Banker to the Poor” tackled poverty for half a century
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?”
Stories Entrepreneur in the Rye
Shanzhai City is in the business of empowering disadvantaged groups from remote regions with technology.
Stories Post-consumerist Sharing
He defines sharing economy as lending the unused resources or skills to others, enabled by the ubiquitous online sharing platforms.