Poor Economics

Poor Economics
Author: Abhijit V. Banerjee,Esther Duflo
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 442
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9788184002805
ISBN 13: 8184002807
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poor Economics Book Review:

Poor Economics

Poor Economics
Author: Abhijit Banerjee,Esther Duflo
Publsiher: PublicAffairs
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-03-27
ISBN 10: 9781610390934
ISBN 13: 1610390938
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poor Economics Book Review:

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.

Poor Economics

Poor Economics
Author: Abhijit Banerjee,Esther Duflo
Publsiher: PublicAffairs
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-03-27
ISBN 10: 1610391608
ISBN 13: 9781610391603
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poor Economics Book Review:

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? 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.

Poor Economics

Poor Economics
Author: Abhijit Banerjee,Esther Duflo
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-03-27
ISBN 10: 1610391608
ISBN 13: 9781610391603
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poor Economics Book Review:

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? 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.

Poor Economics

Poor Economics
Author: Abhijit V Banerjee,Esther Duflo
Publsiher: Random House India
Total Pages: 460
Release: 2011-11-20
ISBN 10: 8184002122
ISBN 13: 9788184002126
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poor Economics Book Review:

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 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 in development economics through their award-winning Poverty Action Lab. They argue that by using randomized control trials, 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 doesn’t. Why would a man in Morocco who doesn’t have enough to eat buy a television? Why is it so hard for children in poor areas to learn even when they attend school? Why do the poorest people in Maharashtra spend 5 percent of their total budget on sugar? Does having lots of children actually make you poorer? Drawing on their research at the Poverty Action Lab and their fifteen years of fieldwork in India and across the world, the two economists ask many such questions and show why the poor, despite having the same desires and abilities as anyone else, end up with entirely different lives. 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.

Poor Economics

Poor Economics
Author: Abhijit V. Banerjee,Esther Duflo
Publsiher: Penguin Books, Limited (UK)
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9780718193669
ISBN 13: 0718193660
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poor Economics Book Review:

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.

Good Economics for Hard Times

Good Economics for Hard Times
Author: Abhijit V. Banerjee,Esther Duflo
Publsiher: PublicAffairs
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2019-11-12
ISBN 10: 1541762878
ISBN 13: 9781541762879
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Good Economics for Hard Times Book Review:

The winners of the Nobel Prize show how economics, when done right, can help us solve the thorniest social and political problems of our day. Figuring out how to deal with today's critical economic problems is perhaps the great challenge of our time. Much greater than space travel or perhaps even the next revolutionary medical breakthrough, what is at stake is the whole idea of the good life as we have known it. Immigration and inequality, globalization and technological disruption, slowing growth and accelerating climate change--these are sources of great anxiety across the world, from New Delhi and Dakar to Paris and Washington, DC. The resources to address these challenges are there--what we lack are ideas that will help us jump the wall of disagreement and distrust that divides us. If we succeed, history will remember our era with gratitude; if we fail, the potential losses are incalculable. In this revolutionary book, renowned MIT economists Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo take on this challenge, building on cutting-edge research in economics explained with lucidity and grace. Original, provocative, and urgent, Good Economics for Hard Times makes a persuasive case for an intelligent interventionism and a society built on compassion and respect. It is an extraordinary achievement, one that shines a light to help us appreciate and understand our precariously balanced world.

The Economics of Poverty

The Economics of Poverty
Author: Martin Ravallion
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2016-01-07
ISBN 10: 0190212772
ISBN 13: 9780190212773
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Economics of Poverty Book Review:

While there is no denying that the world has made huge progress against absolute poverty over the last 200 years, until recent times the bulk of that progress had been made in wealthy countries only. The good news is that we have seen greater progress against poverty in the developing world in recent times-indeed, a faster pace of progress against extreme poverty than the rich world saw over a period of 100 years or more of economic development. However, continuing progress is far from assured. High and rising inequality has stalled progress against poverty in many countries. We are seeing generally rising relative poverty in the rich world as a whole over recent decades. And even in the developing world, there has been less progress in reaching the poorest, who risk being left behind, and a great many people in the emerging middle class remain highly vulnerable to falling back into poverty. The Economics of Poverty strives to support well-informed efforts to put in place effective policies to assure continuing success in reducing poverty in all its dimensions. The book reviews critically the past and present debates on the central policy issues of economic development everywhere. How much poverty is there? Why does poverty exist? What can be done to eliminate poverty? Martin Ravallion provides an accessible new synthesis of current knowledge on these issues. It does not assume that readers know economics already. Those new to economics get a lot of help along the way in understanding its concepts and methods. Economics lives though its relevance to real world problems, and here the problem of global poverty is both the central focus and a vehicle for learning.

The Economics of Poverty Traps

The Economics of Poverty Traps
Author: Christopher B. Barrett,Michael Carter,Jean-Paul Chavas,Michael R. Carter
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2019-01-11
ISBN 10: 022657444X
ISBN 13: 9780226574448
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Economics of Poverty Traps Book Review:

What circumstances or behaviors turn poverty into a cycle that perpetuates across generations? The answer to this question carries especially important implications for the design and evaluation of policies and projects intended to reduce poverty. Yet a major challenge analysts and policymakers face in understanding poverty traps is the sheer number of mechanisms—not just financial, but also environmental, physical, and psychological—that may contribute to the persistence of poverty all over the world. The research in this volume explores the hypothesis that poverty is self-reinforcing because the equilibrium behaviors of the poor perpetuate low standards of living. Contributions explore the dynamic, complex processes by which households accumulate assets and increase their productivity and earnings potential, as well as the conditions under which some individuals, groups, and economies struggle to escape poverty. Investigating the full range of phenomena that combine to generate poverty traps—gleaned from behavioral, health, and resource economics as well as the sociology, psychology, and environmental literatures—chapters in this volume also present new evidence that highlights both the insights and the limits of a poverty trap lens. The framework introduced in this volume provides a robust platform for studying well-being dynamics in developing economies.

The Social Economics of Poverty

The Social Economics of Poverty
Author: Christopher Brendan Barrett
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 409
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780415700887
ISBN 13: 0415700884
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Social Economics of Poverty Book Review:

This title presents an analysis of the moral and social dimensions of microeconomic behaviour, questioning the application of standard neo-classical assumptions to communities with widespread disparity of income.

Making Aid Work

Making Aid Work
Author: Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2007-03-23
ISBN 10: 0262260395
ISBN 13: 9780262260398
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Aid Work Book Review:

An encouraging account of the potential of foreign aid to reduce poverty and a challenge to all aid organizations to think harder about how they spend their money. With more than a billion people now living on less than a dollar a day, and with eight million dying each year because they are simply too poor to live, most would agree that the problem of global poverty is our greatest moral challenge. The large and pressing practical question is how best to address that challenge. Although millions of dollars flow to poor countries, the results are often disappointing. In Making Aid Work, Abhijit Banerjee—an "aid optimist"—argues that aid has much to contribute, but the lack of analysis about which programs really work causes considerable waste and inefficiency, which in turn fuels unwarranted pessimism about the role of aid in fostering economic development. Banerjee challenges aid donors to do better. Building on the model used to evaluate new drugs before they come on the market, he argues that donors should assess programs with field experiments using randomized trials. In fact, he writes, given the number of such experiments already undertaken, current levels of development assistance could focus entirely on programs with proven records of success in experimental conditions. Responding to his challenge, leaders in the field—including Nicholas Stern, Raymond Offenheiser, Alice Amsden, Ruth Levine, Angus Deaton, and others—question whether randomized trials are the most appropriate way to evaluate success for all programs. They raise broader questions as well, about the importance of aid for economic development and about the kinds of interventions (micro or macro, political or economic) that will lead to real improvements in the lives of poor people around the world. With one in every six people now living in extreme poverty, getting it right is crucial.

The End of Poverty

The End of Poverty
Author: Jeffrey Sachs
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 397
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 0143036580
ISBN 13: 9780143036586
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The End of Poverty Book Review:

An international economic advisor shares a wide-spectrum theory about how to enable economic success throughout the world, posing solutions to top political, environmental, and social problems that contribute to poverty.

More Than Good Intentions

More Than Good Intentions
Author: Dean Karlan,Jacob Appel
Publsiher: Plume Books
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9780452297562
ISBN 13: 0452297567
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

More Than Good Intentions Book Review:

Draws on behavioral economics and interviews with villagers from some of the world's most impoverished regions to demonstrate how small changes in banking, insurance, health care, and other initiatives can significantly improve poverty rates.

The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Poverty

The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Poverty
Author: Philip N. Jefferson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 849
Release: 2012-11-29
ISBN 10: 0195393783
ISBN 13: 9780195393781
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Poverty Book Review:

This Handbook examines poverty measurement, anti-poverty policy and programs, and poverty theory from the perspective of economics. It is written in a highly accessible style that encourages critical thinking about poverty. What's known about the sources of poverty and its alleviation are summarized and conventional thinking about poverty is challenged.

Why Nations Fail

Why Nations Fail
Author: Daron Acemoğlu,James A. Robinson
Publsiher: Currency
Total Pages: 529
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0307719219
ISBN 13: 9780307719218
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Nations Fail Book Review:

An award-winning professor of economics at MIT and a Harvard University political scientist and economist evaluate the reasons that some nations are poor while others succeed, outlining provocative perspectives that support theories about the importance of institutions.

Economic Gangsters

Economic Gangsters
Author: Ray Fisman,Edward Miguel
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2010-01-04
ISBN 10: 9781400834792
ISBN 13: 1400834791
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Economic Gangsters Book Review:

Meet the economic gangster. He's the United Nations diplomat who double-parks his Mercedes on New York City streets at rush hour because the cops can't touch him--he has diplomatic immunity. He's the Chinese smuggler who dodges tariffs by magically transforming frozen chickens into frozen turkeys. The dictator, the warlord, the unscrupulous bureaucrat who bilks the developing world of billions in aid. The calculating crook who views stealing and murder as just another part of his business strategy. And, in the wrong set of circumstances, he might just be you. In Economic Gangsters, Raymond Fisman and Edward Miguel take readers into the secretive, chaotic, and brutal worlds inhabited by these lawless and violent thugs. Join these two sleuthing economists as they follow the foreign aid money trail into the grasping hands of corrupt governments and shady underworld characters. Spend time with ingenious black marketeers as they game the international system. Follow the steep rise and fall of stock prices of companies with unseemly connections to Indonesia's former dictator. See for yourself what rainfall has to do with witch killings in Tanzania--and more. Fisman and Miguel use economics to get inside the heads of these "gangsters," and propose solutions that can make a difference to the world's poor--including cash infusions to defuse violence in times of drought, and steering the World Bank away from aid programs most susceptible to corruption. In a new postscript, the authors look at how economists might use new tools to better understand, and fight back against, corruption and violence in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. Take an entertaining walk on the dark side of global economic development with Economic Gangsters.

The Bottom Billion

The Bottom Billion
Author: Paul Collier
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2007-05-25
ISBN 10: 019804254X
ISBN 13: 9780198042549
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bottom Billion Book Review:

In the universally acclaimed and award-winning The Bottom Billion, Paul Collier reveals that fifty failed states--home to the poorest one billion people on Earth--pose the central challenge of the developing world in the twenty-first century. The book shines much-needed light on this group of small nations, largely unnoticed by the industrialized West, that are dropping further and further behind the majority of the world's people, often falling into an absolute decline in living standards. A struggle rages within each of these nations between reformers and corrupt leaders--and the corrupt are winning. Collier analyzes the causes of failure, pointing to a set of traps that ensnare these countries, including civil war, a dependence on the extraction and export of natural resources, and bad governance. Standard solutions do not work, he writes; aid is often ineffective, and globalization can actually make matters worse, driving development to more stable nations. What the bottom billion need, Collier argues, is a bold new plan supported by the Group of Eight industrialized nations. If failed states are ever to be helped, the G8 will have to adopt preferential trade policies, new laws against corruption, new international charters, and even conduct carefully calibrated military interventions. Collier has spent a lifetime working to end global poverty. In The Bottom Billion, he offers real hope for solving one of the great humanitarian crises facing the world today. "Set to become a classic. Crammed with statistical nuggets and common sense, his book should be compulsory reading." --The Economist "If Sachs seems too saintly and Easterly too cynical, then Collier is the authentic old Africa hand: he knows the terrain and has a keen ear.... If you've ever found yourself on one side or the other of those arguments--and who hasn't?--then you simply must read this book." --Niall Ferguson, The New York Times Book Review "Rich in both analysis and recommendations.... Read this book. You will learn much you do not know. It will also change the way you look at the tragedy of persistent poverty in a world of plenty." --Financial Times

The Poverty of Philosophy

The Poverty of Philosophy
Author: Karl Marx
Publsiher: Cosimo, Inc.
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2008-01-01
ISBN 10: 1605204293
ISBN 13: 9781605204291
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Poverty of Philosophy Book Review:

Written in the winter of 1846 7 as a response to Proudhon s Systeme des Contradictions Economique ou Philosophie de la Misere, this is essential background for appreciating Marx s later work, including Capital and his Communist Manifesto. Here, Marx begins to explore such concepts as constituted or synthetic value, the division of labor and machinery, competition and monopoly, strikes and the combination of workmen, and free trade, all of which would later come to play important roles in his social and political philosophy. Anyone wishing to understand Marx s approach to capitalism as an oppressor of the proletariat and as a movement destined to collapse must consider this required reading. Prussian philosopher KARL MARX (1818-1883) was a social scientist, historian, and political revolutionary. He is indisputably the most influential socialist thinker to emerge in the 19th century. Although scholars largely ignored him in his own lifetime, his social, economic, and political ideas gained rapid acceptance in the socialist movement after his death."

The Oxford Handbook of Urban Economics and Planning

The Oxford Handbook of Urban Economics and Planning
Author: Nancy Brooks,Kieran Donaghy,Gerrit-Jan Knaap
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 1006
Release: 2012-01-12
ISBN 10: 0195380622
ISBN 13: 9780195380620
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Urban Economics and Planning Book Review:

This volume embodies a problem-driven and theoretically informed approach to bridging frontier research in urban economics and urban/regional planning. The authors focus on the interface between these two subdisciplines that have historically had an uneasy relationship. Although economists were among the early contributors to the literature on urban planning, many economists have been dismissive of a discipline whose leading scholars frequently favor regulations over market institutions, equity over efficiency, and normative prescriptions over positive analysis. Planners, meanwhile, even as they draw upon economic principles, often view the work of economists as abstract, not sensitive to institutional contexts, and communicated in a formal language spoken by few with decision making authority. Not surprisingly, papers in the leading economic journals rarely cite clearly pertinent papers in planning journals, and vice versa. Despite the historical divergence in perspectives and methods, urban economics and urban planning share an intense interest in many topic areas: the nature of cities, the prosperity of urban economies, the efficient provision of urban services, efficient systems of transportation, and the proper allocation of land between urban and environmental uses. In bridging this gap, the book highlights the best scholarship in planning and economics that address the most pressing urban problems of our day and stimulates further dialog between scholars in urban planning and urban economics.

Handbook of Field Experiments

Handbook of Field Experiments
Author: Esther Duflo,Abhijit Banerjee
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2017-03-21
ISBN 10: 0444633251
ISBN 13: 9780444633255
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Field Experiments Book Review:

Handbook of Field Experiments explains how to conduct experimental research, presents a catalog on what research has uncovered thus far, and describes which areas remain to be explored. The section on methodology will be of particular interest to scholars working with experimental methods. Among substantive findings, contributors report on a body of results in areas from politics, to education, and firm productivity, demonstrating the power of these methods, while shedding light on issues such as robustness and external validity. Separating itself from circumscribed debates of specialists, this volume surpasses in usefulness the many journal articles and narrowly-defined books written by practitioners. Balances methodological insights with analyses of principal findings and suggestions for further research Appeals broadly to social scientists seeking to develop an expertise in field experiments Strives to be analytically rigorous Written in language that is accessible to graduate students and non-specialist economists