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

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PublicAffairs, 27.03.2012 - 320 Seiten
Two practical visionaries 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? In Poor Economics, Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo, two award-winning MIT professors, answer these questions based on years of field research from around the world. 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 shows that creating a world without poverty begins with understanding the daily decisions facing the poor.

 

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Nutzerbericht  - nosajeel - LibraryThing

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 ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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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 ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Inhalt

Praise
Title Page
TRAPPED IN POVERTY?
A Billion Hungry People?
LowHanging Fruit for Better Global Health?
Top of the Class
Pak Sudarnos Big Family
Barefoot HedgeFund Managers
The Not
Saving Brick by Brick
Reluctant Entrepreneurs
Policies Politics
In Place of a Sweeping Conclusion
Acknowledgments
Index

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