Understanding Poverty / Edition 1

Understanding Poverty / Edition 1

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by Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195305205

ISBN-13: 9780195305203

Pub. Date: 03/31/2006

Publisher: Oxford University Press

This volume brings together essays by thirty-four leading economists about the most important things they have learnt from their research that relate to poverty. The essays range from the impact of colonialism and globalization to the future of micro-credit and the quest for new vaccines.

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This volume brings together essays by thirty-four leading economists about the most important things they have learnt from their research that relate to poverty. The essays range from the impact of colonialism and globalization to the future of micro-credit and the quest for new vaccines.

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ISBN-13:
9780195305203
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
962,359
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction, Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, Roland Bénabou and Dilip Mookherjee
1. Measuring Poverty, Angus Deaton
PART I: The Causes of Poverty
2. Understanding Prosperity and Poverty: Geography, Institutions, and the Reversal of Fortune, Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson, & James Robinson
3. Colonialism, Inequality, And Long-Run Paths Of Development, Stanley L. Engerman & Kenneth L. Sokoloff
4. The Kuznets Curve: Yesterday and Tomorrow, Thomas Piketty
5. A New Growth Approach to Poverty Alleviation, Philippe Aghion & Beatriz Armendàriz de Aghion
6. Globalization and All That, Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee
7. The Global Economy and the Poor, Pranab Bardhan
8. The Role of Agriculture in Development, Mukesh Eswaran & Ashok Kotwal
9. Fertility and Income, T. Paul Schultz
10. Fertility in Developing Countries, Mukesh Eswaran
11. Corruption and Development, Jean-Jacques Laffont
12. Ethnic Diversity and Poverty Reduction, Edward Miguel
PART II: How Should We Go About Fighting Poverty?
13. Redistribution toward Low Incomes in Richer Countries, Emmanuel Saez
14. Transfers and Safety Nets in Poor Countries: Revisiting the Trade-Offs and Policy Options, Martin Ravallion
15. Poverty Persistence and Design of Antipoverty Policies, Dilip Mookherjee
16. Child Labor, Christopher Udry
17. Policy Dilemmas for Controlling Child Labor, Kaushik Basu
18. The Primacy of Education, Anne Case
19. Public Goods and Economic Development, Timothy Besley & Maitreesh Ghatak
20. Intellectual Property and Health in Developing Countries, Jean Tirole
21. Public Policies to Stimulate Development of Vaccines for Neglected Diseases, Michael Kremer
22. Microinsurance: The Next Revolution?, Jonathan Morduch
23. 23) Credit, Intermediation, and Poverty Reduction, Robert M. Townsend
PART III: New Ways of Thinking About Poverty
24. Poor but Rational?, Esther Duflo
25. Better Choices to Reduce Poverty, Sendhil Mullainathan
26. Nonmarket Institutions, Kaivan Munshi
27. Racial Stigma: Toward a New Paradigm for Discrimination Theory, Glenn C. Loury
28. Aspirations, Poverty and Economic Change, Debraj Ray

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