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The Resource Poor economics : a radical rethinking of the way to fight global poverty, Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo

Poor economics : a radical rethinking of the way to fight global poverty, Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo

Label
Poor economics : a radical rethinking of the way to fight global poverty
Title
Poor economics
Title remainder
a radical rethinking of the way to fight global poverty
Statement of responsibility
Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Billions of government dollars, and thousands of charitable organizations and NGOs, are dedicated to helping the world's poor. But much of the work they do is based on assumptions that are untested generalizations at best, flat out harmful misperceptions at worst. The authors have pioneered the use of randomized control trials in development economics. Work based on these principles, supervised by the Poverty Action Lab at MIT, is being carried out in dozens of countries. Their work transforms certain presumptions: that microfinance is a cure-all, that schooling equals learning, that poverty at the level of 99 cents a day is just a more extreme version of the experience any of us have when our income falls uncomfortably low. Throughout, the authors emphasize that life for the poor is simply not like life for everyone else: it is a much more perilous adventure, denied many of the cushions and advantages that are routinely provided to the more affluent
Cataloging source
NSB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Banerjee, Abhijit V
Dewey number
339.460917
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
HC59.7
LC item number
.B323 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Duflo, Esther
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Economic assistance
  • Poverty
  • Economic assistance
  • Poverty
  • Developing countries
  • Asistencia económica
  • Pobreza
Label
Poor economics : a radical rethinking of the way to fight global poverty, Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Hardcover edition published in 2011. Paperback first published in 2012"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-293) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Think again, again -- Private Lives. A billion hungry people? ; Low-hanging fruit for better (global) health? ; Top of the class ; Pak Sudarno'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
Control code
ocn780665078
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Pbk. ed.
Extent
xi, 303, [1] pages
Isbn
9781610390934
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781610390934
  • (OCoLC)780665078
Label
Poor economics : a radical rethinking of the way to fight global poverty, Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo
Publication
Note
"Hardcover edition published in 2011. Paperback first published in 2012"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Think again, again -- Private Lives. A billion hungry people? ; Low-hanging fruit for better (global) health? ; Top of the class ; Pak Sudarno'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
Control code
ocn780665078
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Pbk. ed.
Extent
xi, 303, [1] pages
Isbn
9781610390934
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781610390934
  • (OCoLC)780665078

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