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October 12, 2015

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October 12, 2015

Arguing with Angus Deaton on aid

October 12, 2015
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Tremendous news that Angus Deaton has won the Nobel prize in economics, particularly because this will further directAngus Deaton attention towards one of the great challenges of the age – rising inequality, on which Deaton is a great thinker, not least in The Great Escape, which deserves an even wider readership.

Last year, I had a public exchange with him on the From Poverty to Power blog, in which I disagreed with his criticisms of aid. Throughout, where other big economists (naming no Great Escape covernames….) would have ignored or slapped me down, he engaged in a thoroughly respectful and gentlemanly manner.

If you want to catch up, here are the collected blog posts:

Me: Why Angus Deaton is (mostly) wrong to attack aid for undermining politics and accountability

Angus’ reply, making the case against aid

Jon Lomoy of the OECD responds to Angus

 

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