Poor Economics
  • Author : Abhijit Banerjee
  • Release Date : 27 March 2012
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 13 : 9781610391603
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Book Description: 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.

Poor Economics

Poor Economics

Author : Abhijit Banerjee,Esther Duflo
Publisher : PublicAffairs
Genre : Business & Economics
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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? ...

Poor Economics

Poor Economics

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Publisher : Hachette UK
Genre : Business & Economics
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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? ...

Poor Economics

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Publisher : Random House India
Genre : Literary Collections
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Publisher : PublicAffairs
Genre : Business & Economics
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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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Genre : Business & Economics
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Genre : Business & Economics
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