This event has been cancelled. Because Abjihit Banerjee recently won the nobel prize in economics, he will no longer be able to present this event at Town Hall. All ticket buyers will be refunded.
Figuring out how to deal with today’s critical economic problems is perhaps the greatest challenge of our time. Renowned MIT economist Abhijit Banerjee joins us to take on this challenge with insight from his co-written book Good Economics for Hard Times, building on cutting-edge research in economics explained with lucidity and grace. Banerjee highlights sources of great anxiety across the world—immigration and inequality, globalization and technological disruption, accelerating climate change. He asserts that the resources for us to address these challenges are there, but what we lack are ideas that will help us overcome the distrust that divides us. Banerjee makes a persuasive case for an intelligent interventionism and a society built on compassion and respect. Join Banerjee as he shines a light to help us appreciate and understand our precariously balanced world.
Abhijit V. Banerjee is the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His areas of research are development economics and economic theory, and he is the author of numerous articles and books including the award-winning Poor Economics.
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