Sunday, April 13, 2008
I'm teaching a course this semester on "Law and Economic Development." It's an area in which scholarship is booming. There are lots of exciting new ideas about how to explain development and the lack of development and some interesting proposals for improving the lives of the poor. One of the most interesting of those ideas is contained in a wonderful article in today's New York Times Sunday Magazine: "Can the Cellphone Help End Global Poverty?" The article is available here.