Jeffrey Sachs in Scientific American

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Nothing terribly new here if you have read "The End of Poverty" or his other recent articles inspired by his work with the UN Millennium Project – though this one has a slightly more “scientific” twist:

A new kind of development economics needs to emerge, one that is better grounded in science--a "clinical economics" akin to modern medicine… development economists need better diagnostic skills to recognize that economic pathologies have a wide variety of causes, including many outside the traditional ken of economic practice.

I venture that the MIT Poverty Action Lab would agree.

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