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.

Growth Inequality and Poverty

The relationship between growth, inequality, and poverty lies at the heart of development economics. This volume draws together many of the most important recent contributions to the controversies surrounding this topic.

Author: Anthony Shorrocks

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191533335

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

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The relationship between growth, inequality, and poverty lies at the heart of development economics. This volume draws together many of the most important recent contributions to the controversies surrounding this topic. Some of the chapters help explain why there is profound disagreement on crucial issues of growth, poverty and inequality within academic circles, and among organizations and various groups active in the development field. Another central theme is the cross-country evidence on the relationship between growth and poverty, and the extent to which it is valid to draw policy conclusions from this empirical evidence. The volume also shows how new microeconomic techniques such as poverty maps and microsimulation models can be used to improve poverty analysis and the design of pro-poor policies. The overall conclusion points to the need for diverse strategies towards growth and poverty, rather than simple blanket policy rules. Initial conditions, specific country structures, and time horizons all play a significant role. Initial conditions affect the speed with which growth reduces poverty and can also determine whether policies such as trade liberalization have a pro-poor or an anti-poor outcome. Improved education is valuable in itself, and also contributes to poverty reduction; but its effect on inequality depends on supply and demand factors, which differ significantly across countries. Likewise, the quantitative impact on poverty of redistribution from the rich to the poor vis-à-vis an increase in total national income can vary greatly across countries. Hence the need for creative approaches to poverty which take full account of the specific circumstances of individual nations and which assign a central role to inequality analysis in the discussion of poverty-alleviation policies.



Exam Prep for Poor Economics

This book provides over 2,000 Exam Prep questions and answers to accompany the text Poor Economics Items include highly probable exam items: Allocative efficiency, Fiscal policy, Cost curve, Good, Antitrust, Independence, Rationing, ...

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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

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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.


The Economics of Poverty

"An overview of the economic development of and policies intended to combat poverty around the world"--

Author: Martin Ravallion

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190212764

Category: Equality

Page: 736

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"An overview of the economic development of and policies intended to combat poverty around the world"--

Randomized Control Trials in the Field of Development

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 ...

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.

The Persistence of Poverty

In this important book, one of our boldest and most original thinkers charges that conventional explanations of poverty are mistaken, and that the anti-poverty policies built upon them are doomed to fail.

Author: Charles Karelis

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300120907

Category: Social Science

Page: 190

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In this important book, one of our boldest and most original thinkers charges that conventional explanations of poverty are mistaken, and that the anti-poverty policies built upon them are doomed to fail. Using science, history, fables, philosophical analysis, and common observation, Charles Karelis engages us and takes us to a deeper grasp of the link between consumption and satisfaction—and from there to a new and persuasive explanation of what keeps poor people poor. Above all, he shows how this fresh perspective can reinspire the long-stalled campaign against poverty.

Poverty Comparisons

First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author: Martin Ravallion

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9783718654024

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 145

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First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Globalization and the Poor in Asia

(2004), Growth, Inequality and Poverty: Prospects for Pro-poor Economic
Development (Oxford: Oxford University Press for ... the Post-Green Revolution
Periods: The Philippine Case, 1985 and 1998', Agricultural Economics, 25(1): 71
–84.

Author: M. Nissanke

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023059400X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 319

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Asia is widely regarded as having benefited most from the dynamic growth effect of the recent wave of globalization. By examining mechanisms at work in the globalization–poverty nexus through specific case studies reflecting different settings, the book seeks to find ways to rediscover and resume a pattern of shared growth in Asia.


Poverty in Contemporary Literature

Many of these titles are written by Nobel Prize winners (Paul Krugman, Joseph
Stiglitz), economists (Jeffrey D. Sachs, ... Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking
of the Way to Fight Global Poverty (2012 [2011]), by Abhijit V. Banerjee and
Esther ...

Author: B. Korte

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137429291

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 149

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Poverty and inequality have gained a new public presence in the United Kingdom. Literature, and particularly narrative literature, (re-)configures how people think, feel and behave in relation to poverty. This makes the analysis of poverty-themed fiction an important aspect in the new transdisciplinary field of poverty studies.

Black Voodoo Economics

Using this data , there are direct correlations between low class / low income and
consistent poor economic choices . It has been said that , “ The poor gets poorer
and the rich gets richer . ” There may be a direct causal relationship . Low class ...

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ISBN: 9781424318261

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The Undercover Economist

This book is an economist's version of 'The Way Things Work'. It's part field guide to economics and part expose of the economic principles lurking behind daily events like traffic jams and high coffee prices.

Author: Tim Harford

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195189779

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 276

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Harford ranges from Africa, Asia, Europe, and of course the United States to reveal how supermarkets, airlines, health care providers, and coffee chains--to name just a few--are vacuuming money from our wallets.

International Economics

In all the transition economies the number of poor households rose. In Russia it
has been estimated that, by the end of 1995, 40 per cent of the population was
living in poverty. What are the causes of the increase in poverty in Europe's ...

Author: Barbara Ingham

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273655077

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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This introductory, concise and non-technical approach to international economics deals with issues in the international environment which are of relevance to UK/European students, relating international economics to the European experience wherever it is appropriate to do so. The book is aimed at undergraduate students taking a course in international economics. As well as students specialising in economics, the book will be useful to students on business studies, management and social science programmes.

The Handbook of Community Practice

The economic consequences of the dissolution of cohabiting unions. Journal of
Marriage and Family, 67, 315–327. Banerjee, A. V., & Duflo, E. (2011). Poor
economics: A radical rethinking of the way to fight global poverty. New York:
Public ...

Author: Marie Weil

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452289972

Category: Social Science

Page: 968

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The Second Edition of The Handbook of Community Practice is expanded and updated with a major global focus and serves as a comprehensive guidebook of community practice grounded in social justice and human rights. It utilizes community and practice theories and encompasses community development, organizing, planning, social change, policy practice, program development, service coordination, organizational cultural competency, and community-based research in relation to global poverty and community empowerment. This is also the first community practice text to provide combined and in-depth treatment of globalization and international development practice issues—including impacts on communities in the United States and on international development work. The Handbook is grounded in participatory and empowerment practices, including social change, social and economic development, feminist practice, community-collaborative, and engagement in diverse communities. It utilizes the social development perspective and employs analyses of persistent poverty, asset development, policy practice, and community research approaches as well as providing strategies for advocacy and social and legislative action. The handbook consists of forty chapters which challenge readers to examine and assess practice, theory, and research methods. As it expands on models and approaches, delineates emerging issues, and connects policy and practice, the book provides vision and strategies for local to global community practice in the coming decades. The handbook will continue to stand as the central text and reference for comprehensive community practice, and will be useful for years to come as it emphasizes direction for positive change, new developments in community approaches, and focuses attention on globalization, human rights, and social justice. It will continue to be used as a core text for multiple courses within programs, will have long term application for students of community practice, and will provide practitioners with new grounding for development, planning, organizing, and empowerment and social change work.

Economics of Poverty Environment and Natural Resource Use

Finally , since much of the world's forest resides in poor areas , whatever one's
motivation it is clear that policies that address rural poverty can affect a large
forest area and many people . 101 Rob B. Dellink and Arjan Ruijs ( eds . ) ,
Economics ...

Author: Rob B. Dellink

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402083037

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 210

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Reduction of poverty is a tremendous and persistent challenge for the global community. Given that the livelihood of millions is at stake, there is an urgent need to reconsider the causes of and the remedies for poverty. Poverty and its reduction are closely linked to the natural-resources base. The quality and bounty of the local environment certainly affect living conditions of the poor and their poverty is often seen as a contributing factor to the degraded condition of the local environment. Teasing apart the direction of causality in this resource–poverty nexus is a serious empirical challenge. This book contributes to an improved understanding of the economic dimensions of environmental and natural-resource management and poverty alleviation. The ten chapters of the book offer an overview of the current knowledge concerning the relation between poverty, environment and natural-resource use. Three sides of the debate receive particular attention. First, the relation between resource use and poverty is discussed from a theoretical point of view. Second, it is questioned whether payments for environmental services or considering values of resources can be an effective tool for stimulating both sustainable resource use and poverty alleviation. Third, alternative strategies to break the land degradation–poverty cycle are discussed.

Borderless Economics

“Ai Is out,” The Economist, June 23, 2011, http://www.economist.com/blogs/
banyan /2011/06/china-and-its-dissidents. ... accessed July 5, 2011. see also
esther Duflo and Abhijit banerjee, Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the
Way to ...

Author: Robert Guest

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 0230341233

Category: Business & Economics

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Acentury ago, migrants often crossed an ocean and never saw their homelands again. Today, they call - or Skype - home the moment their flight has landed, and that's just the beginning. Thanks to cheap travel and easy communication, immigrants everywhere stay in intimate contact with their native countries, creating powerful cross-border networks. In Borderless Economics, Robert Guest, The Economist's Business Editor, travels through dozens of countries and 44 American states, observing how these networks create wealth, spread ideas and foster innovation. He shows how: * Brainy Indians in America collaborate with brainy Indians in India to build $70 fridges and $300 houses * Young Chinese study in the West and then return home (where they're known as "sea turtles"), infecting China with ideas that will eventually turn it democratic * The so-called "brain drain" - the flow of educated migrants from poorcountries to rich ones - actually reduces global poverty *America's unique ability to attract and absorb migrants lets it tap into the energy of all the world's diaspora networks. So despite its current woes, if the United States keeps its borders open, it will remain the world's most powerful nation indefinitely. With on-the-ground reporting from Asia, Africa, Europe and even Idaho, this book examines how migration, for the all the disruption it causes, makes the world wealthier and happier.