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

ISBN-10: 1610390938

ISBN-13: 9781610390934

Edition: 2012

Authors: Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo

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Why do the poor borrow to save? Why do they miss out on free life-saving immunizations, but pay for unnecessary drugs? InPoor Economics, Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo, two practical visionaries working toward ending world poverty, answer these questions from the ground. In a book theWall Street Journalcalled “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.
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Book details

List price: $18.50
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 3/27/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Foreword
Think Again, Again
Private Lives
A Billion Hungry People?
Low-Hanging Fruit for Better (Global) Health?
Top of the Class
PakSudarno's Big Family
Institutions
Barefoot Hedge-Fund Managers
The Men from Kabul and the Eunuchs of India: The (Not So) Simple Economics of Lending to the Poor
Saving Brick by Brick
Reluctant Entrepreneurs
Policies, Politics
In Place of a Sweeping Conclusion
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index