Shrewd Samaritan: Faith, Economics, and the Road to Loving our Global Neighbor
Many are eager to know how they can engage in a meaningful and effective relationship with the global poor. What are the most effective poverty interventions and roles we can play in helping to foster human dignity and human flourishing among the global poor? Development economist Bruce Wydick, professor of economics at the University of San Francisco and distinguished research affiliate at the Kellogg Institute, will discuss the Effective Altruism movement and other ideas from his forthcoming book Shrewd Samaritan: Faith, Economics, and the Road to Loving our Global Neighbor (Harper Collins).
Bruce Wydick, Distinguished Research Affiliate of the Kellogg Institute and professor of economics and international studies at the University of San Francisco, uses econometric, experimental, and game-theoretic tools to analyze the impact of development programs. Recent work examines microfinance, child sponsorship, animal donation programs, and the role of hope and aspirations in escaping poverty traps...