Poor Economics: Rethinking Poverty & the Ways to End it

Poor Economics: Rethinking Poverty & the Ways to End it (English, Paperback, Esther Duflo, Abhijit V. Banerjee)

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Poor Economics: Rethinking Poverty & the Ways to End it  (English, Paperback, Esther Duflo, Abhijit V. Banerjee)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Penguin
    • ISBN: 9788184002805, 8184002807
    • Edition: 2013
    • Pages: 464
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    A pathbreaking book on poverty from two of the hottest young economists today

    Imagine you have a few billion dollars and 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 worlds poor. But much of their work is based on assumptions about the poor and the world that are untested generalizations at best, harmful misperceptions at worst.

    Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo have pioneered the use of randomized control trials (RCTs) in development economics through their award-winning Poverty Action Lab. They argue that by using RCTs and, more generally, by paying careful attention to the evidence, it is possible to make accurate and often startling assessments on what really impacts the poor and what doesnt.

    Revelatory and impassioned, Poor Economics is a pathbreaking book that will help you to understand the real causes of poverty and how to end it.

    About the Author
    Abhijit Banerjee is the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at MIT. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Econometric Society and has been a Guggenheim Fellow. He has also received the inaugural Infosys Prize (2009) in Social Sciences and Economics.

    Esther Duflo is the Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics at MIT. Duflo has received numerous academic honours and prizes including most recently the John Bates Clark Medal (2010) and a MacArthur Fellowship (2009). She has also been featured in Foreign Policys Top 100 Global Thinkers and Fortunes 40 under 40.
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    • 2013
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    • Esther Duflo, Abhijit V. Banerjee
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    5

    One of the best book for Global development

    This is probably the best book to read if you're interested in global development. It removes the problem of rigid perspectives while thinking on economics for the poor. Moreover, it establishes very well described relations between multiple factors driving economics for the poor and highlights the differences from general economics.
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    Rakshit Agrawal

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    Apr, 2014

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    Delightful

    It's written by simple English with empirical studies of some NGOS, microcredit, few individuals success and failure story however I find their analysis is very general. They don't give proper conclusion. It confused to the reader at the end. Or say it left the reader to conclude.
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    Flipkart Customer

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    Sep, 2017

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    Fabulous!

    very good paper quality
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    Flipkart Customer

    Certified Buyer, Bengaluru

    3 months ago

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    Effective

    Possible solutions to poverty
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    Mohar Basha Meerja

    Certified Buyer, Bhimavaram

    8 months ago

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    The book was good. The print also very legible.

    I liked the product the book because it was upto my expectation.
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    Jaya

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    Sep, 2016

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    Boring book

    Book was too academic and technical......... Too much use of rhetorics and inconclusive...... I didnt like it..... I was more confused of poverty after reading it...........
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    J.D

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    May, 2015

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    Great book for laymen to understand why most of our poverty alleviation programmes don't work

    This book by AV Banerjee and Esther Duflo is a great read for anyone who is keen to understand why most poverty alleviation programmes don't work. Written in lucid language and ample examples and explanations, the book gives valuable insights into whether giving aids and grants as a handout is a good idea and not and what keeps the poor from escaping the vicious circle of poverty.

    Very little maths, but lots of economics!
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    Sohini Sarkar

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    Mar, 2015

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    Great

    This book made me realize what poverty really is. It is a great buy for those who want to understand about poverty. Flipkart delivery was super fast. I received the book within 3 days of order.
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    Priy Anjali

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    Aug, 2014

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    Its different

    A book that will change the normal thought process that we have. It gives a different perspective of poverty around the word and how what kind of instruments have yielded different results and the probably reasons behind them
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    Subhangkar Banik

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    Feb, 2014

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    well researched book with lots of relevations of how and why the poor lead their lives the way they do.

    This book appears to be well-researched book on the lives on the poor.By examining and detailing their lives it becomes and bit easy to decide their needs , their limitations and weakness and programs can be tailored with them in mind .
    It is a must read for people who make policies for the poor , the micro finance people who can fine tune their lending policies accordingly to the research done by the authors.
    I bought the book on in basically two aspects : it been known already in the market...
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    Umesh Pherwani

    May, 2013

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