Poor Economics

Called "marvelous, rewarding" by the Wall Street Journal, the book offers a radical rethinking of the economics of poverty and an intimate view of life on 99 cents a day.

Author: Abhijit Banerjee

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1610391608

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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The winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics upend the most common assumptions about how economics works in this gripping and disruptive portrait of how poor people actually live. Why do the poor borrow to save? Why do they miss out on free life-saving immunizations, but pay for unnecessary drugs? In Poor Economics, Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo, two award-winning MIT professors, answer these questions based on years of field research from around the world. Called "marvelous, rewarding" by the Wall Street Journal, the book offers a radical rethinking of the economics of poverty and an intimate view of life on 99 cents a day. Poor Economics shows that creating a world without poverty begins with understanding the daily decisions facing the poor.

The Economics of Poverty Traps

American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings 81 (2): 1–19. Aleem, Irfan.
1990. ... Journal of the European Economic Association 14 (5): 1129–54.
Andrewes ... Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global
Poverty.

Author: Christopher B. Barrett

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022657430X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 424

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What circumstances or behaviors turn poverty into a cycle that perpetuates across generations? The answer to this question carries especially important implications for the design and evaluation of policies and projects intended to reduce poverty. Yet a major challenge analysts and policymakers face in understanding poverty traps is the sheer number of mechanisms—not just financial, but also environmental, physical, and psychological—that may contribute to the persistence of poverty all over the world. The research in this volume explores the hypothesis that poverty is self-reinforcing because the equilibrium behaviors of the poor perpetuate low standards of living. Contributions explore the dynamic, complex processes by which households accumulate assets and increase their productivity and earnings potential, as well as the conditions under which some individuals, groups, and economies struggle to escape poverty. Investigating the full range of phenomena that combine to generate poverty traps—gleaned from behavioral, health, and resource economics as well as the sociology, psychology, and environmental literatures—chapters in this volume also present new evidence that highlights both the insights and the limits of a poverty trap lens. The framework introduced in this volume provides a robust platform for studying well-being dynamics in developing economies.

Randomized Control Trials in the Field of Development

8 The Rhetorical Superiority of Poor Economics Agnès Labrousse 8.1 Poor
Economics : A Puzzling Success , a Persuasive Rhetoric As McCloskey ( 1983 )
has shown , rhetoric is indeed omnipresent in economics . However , this
discursive ...

Author: Florent Bédécarrats

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198865368

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

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Randomized Control Trials in the Field of Development provides a critical perspective on the use of randomized control trials in development and poverty alleviation policies, warning against their excessive use and proposing improvements and alternatives.

Economic Opportunity Act of 1964

Failure to improve educational performance is not only poor social policy , it is
also poor economics . We recommend that those who failed in being accepted by
the Army , Navy , or Air Force be drafted in the national " technical " training
forces ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor

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Category: Public welfare

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National Economic Development Program

Hearings, Ninety-second Congress, First Session, on Possible New Approaches
to Economic Development ... It is the chicken and the egg the old poverty cycle
that everyone talks about : poor economic , education , health and social
problems ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Public Works. Subcommittee on Economic Development

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Category: Economic assistance, Domestic

Page: 2651

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The Economics of Poverty and Discrimination

1 - that distinguishes those who are poor from everyone else . We start out the
search with only the conviction that somewhere along the left side of the graph
there are families who are truly poor . ECONOMIC DEFINITIONS OF POVERTY ...

Author: Bradley R. Schiller

Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall

ISBN:

Category: Discrimination

Page: 241

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Journal of Applied Economics

Ravallion , Martin ( 1999c ) , “ Are Poorer States Worse at Targeting their poor ? ”
Economics Letters 65 : 373 - 377 . Ravallion , Martin ( 2000a ) , “ Are the Poor
Protected from Budget Cuts ? Theory and Evidence for Argentina , ” Policy ...

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Category: Economic policy

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The Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics

Thus these findings lead to the conclusion that except agriculture and livestock
sectors , there existed only a weak interdependency among the other sectors
showing the poor economic structure of Dadenggiri block . The output multiplier
and ...

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Vols. include Proceedings of the conference of the Indian Society of Agricultural Economics.

The Indian Journal of Labour Economics

The Quarterly Journal of the Indian Society of Labour Economics. factory , so I
was ... In one way or another , they all attribute their poor economic status and
their vulnerable situation to their lack of proper schooling in their early childhood .

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Pro poor Growth

UTO Poor Behind ' , Journal of Economic Perspectives , 16 ( 3 ) , 89 - 108 .
Deaton ... _ ( 2004 ) , ' Measuring Poverty in a Growing World ( or Measuring
Growth in a Poor World , ” Review of Economics and Statistics , forthcoming .
Deininger ...

Author: Martin Ravallion

Publisher:

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Category: Crecimiento economico

Page: 28

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Pro poor Growth

Ravallion , M . ( 1995 ) : “ Growth and Poverty : Evidence for the Developing
World ” , Economics Letters , Vol . 48 ( 3 - 4 ) , pp . : 411 - 417 . Ravallion , M . (
1996 ) : “ Issues in Measuring and Modelling Poverty ” , The Economic Journal ,
Vol .

Author: Jean Bourdon

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Category: Economic development

Page: 179

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The embarrassing living conditions of more than one billion poor people in developing countries in combination with the increasing gap of living standards between the poor and the rich, has provided a strong motivation for development policy to change this situation. From its beginning, policy has aimed for stimulating economic growth in order to improve living conditions for everyone. The endurance of poverty, however, has motivated to extend the traditional "growth is good for the poor" by a more targeted policy that combines growth with a particular emphasis on improving the situation of the poor. This is exactly the objective of "pro-poor growth", a term that became popular during the late 1990s and which seemed to dominate the stage with the propagation of the Millennium Development Goals, including its goal to halve poverty by 2015.This volume contains six papers that address various core issues of pro-poor growth policies. These papers were presented at the annual meeting of the Research Committee Development Economics (Ausschuss Entwicklungsländer des Vereins für Socialpolitik) in 2005. Papers were lively discussed at the meeting and later on improved by comments from anonymous referees.All authors have done extensive research in the field of pro-poor growth, including field studies. Accordingly, their contributions - reflecting this knowledge and proficiency - pick up recent developments in the field. The discussion of most appropriate pro-poor growth policies is an ongoing process which has been documented by a growing literature. The value added of the present volume is obviously not to be more comprehensive than others but rather to continue the line of work by bringing some recent research findings - with a focus on policy relevance and empirical substantiation - to a broader audience.

Economic Review

... be made resource pricing and sharing . inflation in recent years is hurting
additionally available for pro - poor A market ... and province and directly to its
citizens much less in making sure that the “ Poor Economics of needs to be put in
place ...

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Category: Pakistan

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Introduction to Urban Economics

Traditionally , poor economic conditions have pushed people from rural areas
into cities , while better economic conditions in the cities simultaneously pulled
people from the farms . For nonwhites , 2.1 of the 5.1 million increase in
metropolitan ...

Author: Douglas M. Brown

Publisher: New York : Academic Press

ISBN:

Category: Cities and towns

Page: 301

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Introduction to Urban Economics offers a complete and self-contained coverage of urban economics. This book analyzes the economic rationale and growth and development of cities, theory and empirical analysis of urban markets, and problems and policies of urban economies. This text is divided into inter- and intra-urban analysis. Discussions on inter-urban analysis comprise Chapters 1 to 3 that include an introduction to urban economics, economic history of urban areas, and economics of urban growth. The rest of the chapters that cover intra-urban analysis describe the theories of urban markets.

JOURNAL OF URBAN ECONOMICS

Future research should explore alternative policies to increase labor demand for
the poor. This paper only shows that labor demand is important to the poor's
economic prospects, not whether any particular labor demand policy for the poor
is ...

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The Transportation Needs of the Rural Poor

Evaluations o_fth—e War g1 Poverty: Economics o_f Poverty: Methods aid
Measurements. RMC LIB—062. Bethesda, April 1969. Slocum, Walter L.
Aspirations an_d Expectations o_i'th_e Rural Poor. Agricultural Economic Report
No. 122 ...

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Category: Poor

Page: 244

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Standard Poor s Creditweek

Nevertheless , the economic viability of these projects continues to be scrutinized
closely , as evidenced by the cancellation due to poor economics of a US $ 1.5
billion aromatics plant , which was to have been built by Chevron .

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Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

If we knew the economics of agriculture , we would know much of the economics
of being poor . ' THEODORE W . SCHULTZ The economics of being poor Most of
the people in the world are The branch of economics dealing Marshall tells us ...

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Category: Nuclear energy

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Agricultural Economics Report

Two - thirds of respondents agreed ( 24.4 percent ) or strongly agreed ( 43.2
percent ) that poor economic conditions will likely lead to the replacement of
family farms in their area by large farms run by hired labor ; 18.6 percent
disagreed or ...

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Good Economics for Hard Times

A much-needed antidote to polarized discourse, this book shines a light to help us appreciate and understand our precariously balanced world.

Author: Abhijit V. Banerjee

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141986204

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 692

FROM THE WINNERS OF THE 2019 NOBEL PRIZE IN ECONOMICS 'Wonderfully refreshing . . . A must read' Thomas Piketty In this revolutionary book, prize-winning economists Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo show how economics, when done right, can help us solve the thorniest social and political problems of our day. From immigration to inequality, slowing growth to accelerating climate change, we have the resources to address the challenges we face but we are so often blinded by ideology. Original, provocative and urgent, Good Economics for Hard Times offers the new thinking that we need. It builds on cutting-edge research in economics - and years of exploring the most effective solutions to alleviate extreme poverty - to make a persuasive case for an intelligent interventionism and a society built on compassion and respect. A much-needed antidote to polarized discourse, this book shines a light to help us appreciate and understand our precariously balanced world.