Tag: Abhijit Banerjee

  • And Now, the “Methods Revolution”

    The cure for scurvy became known to Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama when, in 1498, he stopped in Mombasa, along the east coast of Africa, on his way to India – the first such maritime voyage by a European in history. The African king fed the ship’s sailors oranges and lemons, and the disease, which […]