Writing/Blogging Assignment #2

Carefully read Chapter 3 of Poor Economics by Banerjee and Duflo.  Address the following questions in a clear, concise, organized manner. Make sure to include an introduction and conclusion. This blog post is due on Friday, February 3

  1. Summarize the argument or thesis of the chapter.
  2. Pick out a relevant statistic in the chapter
    • How do the authors introduce the statistic?
    • How do they use the statistic to reinforce the basic thesis of the chapter?
    • What questions do you have about the statistic? Is it realistic? What is missing? Are there alternative interpretations?

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