Can People in Poor Countries Escape Poverty without Moving to Cities?

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Can People in Poor Countries Escape Poverty without Moving to Cities?

Sam Asher, Economist, Development Research Group (DECRG) at the World Bank

Monday, April 29, 2019
4:30pm-6:00pm
Haldeman 41 (Kreindler Conference Hall)
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Can People in Poor Countries Escape Poverty without Moving to Cities?

Sam Asher, Economist, Development Research Group (DECRG) at the World Bank

Associate, Center for International Development (Harvard University) and an affiliate at the Centre for Policy Research (New Delhi)

 

Monday, April 29, 2019  | 4:30pm | 041 041 Haldeman Center, Dartmouth College, free and open to all

The majority of people in extreme poverty live in rural areas in developing countries. For decades, policymakers have focused on alleviating rural poverty by generating rural growth. This talk will combine evidence from the existing literature and research that I have conducted with Paul Novosad to question whether major investments in rural areas can generate meaningful economic growth or poverty alleviation in those areas.

Sponsored by the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding and the Economics Department. Made possible by the E. M. Skowrup 1937 Fund.

 
 
For more information, contact:
Sharon Tribou-St. Martin

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

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