Poor Economics by Abhijit V. Banerjee, Esther Duflo

This book delves into the complex world of poverty, challenging conventional wisdom and assumptions about the economic decisions of the poor. Through rigorous analysis and empirical evidence, the authors explore how the poor make choices regarding education, health care, savings, and investments, revealing the logic behind these decisions. They argue that understanding these choices is crucial for designing effective anti-poverty policies. The book advocates for a more nuanced, bottom-up approach to economics, emphasizing the importance of specific, targeted interventions over broad, one-size-fits-all solutions. By combining detailed field research with economic theory, it provides insightful perspectives on how to empower the world's impoverished populations.

The 9294th greatest book of all time


Published
2011
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
303
Words
Unknown
Original Language
English

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