FT’s John Gapper interviews MIT’s Esther Duflo

The weekend Financial Times is a real joy to read each week, this one was no exception. John Gapper’s luncheon interview with MIT economist Esther Duflo at a place off Harvard Square was perfect and it’s here.

What really intrigues me is Duflo’s field research methodology. Her conclusions are often counter-intuitive but quite brilliant I think. I’d like to see what she does married up with some of the advanced GIS agent-based modeling stuff that our own folks are doing, see here.