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

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PublicAffairs, 2011 - Social Science - 320 pages
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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

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This book deserves all the acclaim it has gotten, it is a modern take on development economics that eschews the grand macroeconomic theorizing and debates of Jeff Sachs, Bill Easterly, and Daron ... Read full review

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One of the most daunting obstacles economists and other social scientists face when observing the real world in an empirical way is a lack of control. It is notoriously difficult to establish ... Read full review

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Abhijit Vinayak Banerjeewas educated in Kolkata, Delhi and Cambridge, MA. He is currently the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at MIT. He is the recipient of many honors and awards, including most recently the inaugural Infosys Prize in 2009, and has been an honorary advisor to many organizations including the World Bank and the Government of India.

Esther Duflois the Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics at MIT. She studied at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris, and at MIT. She is a recipient of several important awards, including a MacArthur "genius" award (2009) and the John Bates Clark medal awarded annually to the best American economist under forty (2010). In 2003, Banerjee and Duflo co-founded the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), which they continue to direct.

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