Poor Economics

“Esther Duflo won the John Bates Clark medal last year for her work on development economics, so I was excited to read her new book with Abhijit Banerjee Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty.

Poor Economics

Poor Economics

The winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics upend the most common assumptions about how economics works in this gripping and disruptive portrait of how poor people actually live. Why do the poor borrow to save? Why do they miss out on free life-saving immunizations, but pay for unnecessary drugs? In Poor Economics, Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo, two award-winning MIT professors, answer these questions based on years of field research from around the world. Called "marvelous, rewarding" by the Wall Street Journal, the book offers a radical rethinking of the economics of poverty and an intimate view of life on 99 cents a day. Poor Economics shows that creating a world without poverty begins with understanding the daily decisions facing the poor.

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Poor Economics
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Abhijit V. Banerjee, Esther Duflo
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-03-27 - Publisher: Hachette UK

The winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics upend the most common assumptions about how economics works in this gripping and disruptive portrait of how poor people actually live. Why do the poor borrow to save? Why do they miss out on free life-saving immunizations, but pay for unnecessary drugs?
SUMMARY - Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking Of The Way To Fight Global Poverty By Abhijit V. Banerjee And Esther Duflo
Language: en
Pages: 35
Authors: Shortcut Edition
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-06-11 - Publisher: Shortcut Edition

* Our summary is short, simple and pragmatic. It allows you to have the essential ideas of a big book in less than 30 minutes. As you read this summary, you will discover that beyond the traditional anti-poverty policies that have emerged over the past decades, there is another way
Poor Economics
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, Esther Duflo
Categories: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-05-10 - Publisher: Highbridge Company

Two highly regarded economists relay 15 years of research into a smart, engaging investigation of the real nature of global poverty and why current approaches to addressing miss the mark.
The Economics of Poverty
Language: en
Pages: 736
Authors: Martin Ravallion
Categories: Equality
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-01-07 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

"An overview of the economic development of and policies intended to combat poverty around the world"--
Economics in the Twenty-First Century
Language: en
Pages: 199
Authors: Robert Chernomas, Ian Hudson
Categories: 83.01 history and philosophy of economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016 - Publisher: University of Toronto Press

Economics has always been nicknamed the "dismal science," but today the field seems a little more dismal than usual as governments, social movements, and even students complain that the discipline is failing to make sense of the major economic problems of the day. In Economics in the Twenty-First Century, Robert