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More Than Good Intentions How a New Economics Is Helping to Solve Global Poverty

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ISBN-10: 052595189X

ISBN-13: 9780525951896

Edition: 2011

Authors: Dean Karlan, Jacob Appel

List price: $26.95
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A leading economist and researcher report from the front lines of a revolution in solving the world's most persistent problem. When it comes to global poverty, people are passionate and polarized. At one extreme: We just need to invest more resources. At the other: We've thrown billions down a sinkhole over the last fifty years and accomplished almost nothing. Dean Karlan and Jacob Appel present an entirely new approach that blazes an optimistic and realistic trail between these two extremes. In this pioneering book Karlan and Appel combine behavioral economics with worldwide field research. They take readers with them into villages across Africa, India, South America, and the Philippines,…    
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/14/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Authors' Note
Introduction: The Monks and the Fish
To Work Against Poverty: How We Do What We Do
To Buy: Doubling the Number of Families with a Safety Net
To Borrow: Why the Taxi Driver Didn't Take a Loan
To Pursue Happiness: Having Better Things to Do
To Cooperate In Groups: What About the Weakness of the Crowd?
To Save: The Unfun Option
To Farm: Something from Nothing
To Learn: The Importance of Showing Up
To Stay Healthy: From Broken Legs to Parasites
To Mate: The Naked Truth
To Give: The Takeaway