Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty

Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty

by Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo
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Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There isn't a single line of filler in this book. Intuitively -organized and well-written, all the information and alalysis in here is extremely interesting and clear even to those not familiar with economics or international development. The vast majority of studies cited in this book are not only cited but linked, making this a must for those who want to specifics, methodologies and figures beyond the more-than-adequate amount provided here.
RolfDobelli More than 1 year ago
After decades of effort, billions of dollars, thousands of aid workers and hundreds of antipoverty programs, 865 million people still barely survive on the equivalent of less than a dollar a day. But that can change, one small clinic, one incentive and one schoolroom at a time according to this eye-opening work – The Financial Times/Goldman Sachs’ business book of the year for 2011. Authors and MIT economic researchers Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo report field-tested experiments showing that lifting the world’s poor into a more comfortable, productive life is possible, mostly with relatively simple changes, not masses of money. They call for understanding the human behaviors and motivations that drive all people, rich and poor alike, and apply that understanding to solving the seemingly overwhelming, intractable problem of global poverty. getAbstract strongly recommends this highly accessible yet scientific account of how to make life better for millions of people, while enabling the poor to contribute to the world’s economic and social progress.
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keshiekay More than 1 year ago
I bought Poor Economics on a whim and it turned out to be a thought-provoking, balanced argument. It makes economics personally and morally relevant.
Wife More than 1 year ago
Economics put economic theory to the test wuth scientific randomized trials. Some surprising outcomes. A hopeful book.