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Poor Economics

A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty

By Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo
16-minute read
Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty by Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo

Poor Economics (2012) is investigating some of the biggest challenges poor people face. This book provides the reader with an understanding of why there still is so much poverty in the world, and why many of the measures usually implemented do not help. Based on these insights, the authors offer a number of concrete suggestions to demonstrate how global poverty might be overcome.

  • Anyone who wants to know why global poverty is so persistent and how we can reduce it
  • Anyone interested in development economics
  • Anyone interested in development politics

Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo are both professors of economics at the world-renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology. For more than 15 years, the two have researched questions of global poverty, spending several months in the field to better understand what needs to be done to combat poverty effectively. This book is the result of their work.

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