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Policies for a Better-fed World

Abhijit Banerjee

NBER Working Paper No. 21623
Issued in October 2015
NBER Program(s):   DEV

A wide range of interventions, from subsidized grains all the way to conditions on nutrition in conditional cash transfers, have either been tried or put in place in different countries in order to fight under-nutrition. A number of important policy experiments in recent years, directly or indirectly, offer important insights into how best to design these interventions. This essay is an attempt to pull together some of those insights, with the aim of saying something about what the optimal design should look like.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w21623

Published: Abhijit V. Banerjee, 2016. "Policies for a better-fed world," Review of World Economics, vol 152(1), pages 3-17.

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