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Marina Ghosh

Economist with interests in development and poverty research and behavioral economics.

Marina Ghosh is an economist with interests in development and poverty research, and behavioral economics. She is based in New Delhi, India.

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Free To Stop Being Poor

What is the difference between the rich and the poor? Some say, it is not so grand. On a daily basis, poor individuals face a set of constraints. Alleviate those constraints, and they will behave--make choices for themselves and their families--just like the rich do. This contrasts with the view that somebody else (preferably rich and foreign) must make good decisions for the poor. It empowers those whom development lingo calls "beneficiaries."
31/08/2015 5:54 PM IST