Poor Economics

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

Poor Economics

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 practical visionaries working toward ending world poverty, answer these questions from the ground. In a book the Wall Street Journal called “marvelous, rewarding,” the authors tell how the stress of living on less than 99 cents per day encourages the poor to make questionable decisions that feed—not fight—poverty. The result is a radical rethinking of the economics of poverty that offers a ringside view of the lives of the world's poorest, and 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 Banerjee, Esther Duflo
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-03-27 - Publisher: PublicAffairs

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 practical visionaries working toward ending world poverty, answer these questions from the ground. In a book the Wall Street
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?
Poor Economics
Language: en
Pages: 303
Authors: Abhijit V. Banerjee, Esther Duflo
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited (UK)

From the award-winning founders of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab at MIT, a transformative reappraisal of the world of the extreme poor, their lives, desires, and frustrations.
Poor Economics
Language: en
Pages: 442
Authors: Abhijit V. Banerjee, Esther Duflo
Categories: Economic assistance
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013 - Publisher:

Books about Poor Economics
Poor Economics
Language: en
Pages: 460
Authors: Abhijit V Banerjee, Esther Duflo
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-11-20 - Publisher: Random House India

WINNERS OF THE 2019 NOBEL PRIZE IN ECONOMICS Imagine you have a few million dollars. You want to spend it on the poor. How do you go about it? Billions of government dollars, and thousands of charitable organizations and NGOs, are dedicated to helping the world’s poor. But much of

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