2019 Nobel Prize in Economics: A Reading List

Today (25.11.2019), TINT is organizing a little event about the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics (see the poster below). For those who are unable to attend, I prepared a quick reading list that contains some articles about the 2019 Prize as well as some critical perspectives about the work of Nobel Laureates. Of course, this is not an exhaustive literature list. Nevertheless, I hope it is useful.


First, the documents that you can find on the Nobel Prize website. They give a very good overview of the work of Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Michael Kremer:

Second, Esther Duflo’s Richard T. Elly Lecture is a must read:

You can also watch this.

Finally, some critical perspectives on RCTs and “poor economics”, published prior to the announcement of the 2019 Nobel Prize.

Of course there is more, but I hope this is useful for a start.